The London Sketch Club
Formation1898; 123 years ago (1898)
FounderDudley Hardy, Phil May, Cecil Aldin, Walter Churcher, Tom Browne
TypeClub for sketch artists
HeadquartersLondon, England
Location
President
Richard Evans
Websitewww.londonsketchclub.com

The London Sketch Club is a social club for artists working in the field of commercial graphic art, mainly for newspapers, periodicals, and books.

1900 invitation to one of the regular "smoking" evenings at the club.
1900 invitation to one of the regular "smoking" evenings at the club.

History

The club was founded in 1898 by a breakaway group of members from Langham Sketching Club. The founder members were Dudley Hardy, Phil May, Cecil Aldin, Walter Churcher, and Tom Browne. George Charles Haité was its first president.

A joint exhibition with Langham Sketch Club was held at the Mall Galleries in 1976.[1]

For a while in the late 1970s, the Society of Strip Illustration held its monthly meetings at the Sketch Club.[2]

Clubhouse

The sketch club relocated in 1903 from its original location to premises in Wells Street, off Oxford Street. In 1957, the club moved to 7 Dilke Street in Chelsea.

See also

References

  1. ^ "London Sketch Club | Artist Biographies". www.artbiogs.co.uk. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Page 45’s Bryan Talbot Interview," Page 45 website (April 2007). Retrieved Dec. 11, 2020.

Bibliography

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