Slade School of Fine Art

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The Slade School of Fine Art (informally "The Slade") is a world-renowned art school in London, United Kingdom, and a department of University College London. It consistently ranks among the premier Art and Design educational institutions in the UK.


The school traces its roots back to 1868 when Felix Slade (1788–1868) bequeathed funds to establish three Chairs in Fine Art, to be based at Oxford University, Cambridge University and University College London, where six studentships were endowed. The Slade operates two studios, one for undergraduate students, the other for postgraduates only.

Distinguished past teachers include Henry Tonks, Wilson Steer, Randolph Schwabe, William Coldstream, Andrew Forge, Lucian Freud, Reg Butler, Keith Vaughan, Robert Medley, Phyllida Barlow, John Hilliard, Bruce McLean, Alfred Gerrard and Roger Fry.

Two of its most important periods were immediately before, and immediately after, the turn of the twentieth century, described by Henry Tonks as its two 'crises of brilliance'. The first included the students Augustus John, William Orpen and Percy Wyndham Lewis; the second -...
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