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The Heatherley School of Fine Art a brief history

Burne Jones, Rossetti, Millais, Lord Leighton, Russell Flint, Michael Ayrton, Franz Kline, Henry Moore, Evelyn Waugh, Kate Greenaway, Lady Butler, E.H. Shepard and Walter Sickert are numbered amongst its former students as was the first Principal of the Slade School of Art, Sir Edmund Poynter and an early Principal of the Royal College of Art, Walter Crane.

The Heatherley School of Fine Art was the first school to admit women on equal terms with men.

In 1845, a group of students of the Government School of Design in Somerset House, unable to tolerate any longer the academic restrictions imposed on them, began to work as a separate class in Dickenson’s Drawing Gallery, 18 Maddox Street. In 1848 Dickenson’s became Leigh’s and moved to Newman Street with James Matthews Leigh as Principal.

When he retired, his pupil and assistant Thomas J. Heatherley took over the school and ran it for nearly thirty years without a break.
 
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Founded in 1845, The Heatherley School of Fine Art is one of the oldest independent art schools in London, and is among the few art colleges in Britain that focus on portraiture, figurative painting, printmaking, illustration and sculpture.
Heatherley’s is controlled by The Thomas Heatherley Educational Trust.
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