1910 - ?

Chelsea Art Society was founded in 1910 and is the oldest and sole survivor of the many art groups that blossomed in the artistic area of London around the beginning of the 20th century. In the mid-19th Century, Rossetti and Turner began the trend of settling in Chelsea followed by Whistler, Sickert, Augustus John and John Singer Sargent. Amongst the group was Sir James Dromgole Linton, a frequent exhibitor at the Royal Academy and an Honorary member of the RSW. He chose Chelsea as the place to found an art group with the aim of exhibiting annually. The Society flourished and even survived the disruption of two World Wars being revived in 1946 by Alfred Egerton Cooper.