PORTRAITS

PORTRAITS

Portraits of artists, their family and friends, their heroes and the artist community in Scotland form a sizeable part of the collections. Portraits in all mediums survey these characters and lend personality.

Since the first President of the Academy, George Watson, a tradition of commissioning a President’s Portrait from an artist of the President’s choice has endured. Forming the core of the portrait collections these works map the eminent artists who have led the RSA through its two century history.