The Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers was founded in 1896 by Alyn Williams who was the first President, a position he occupied until 1898, and then again from 1908 until 1941. The Society's Inaugural Exhibition, held in 1896 in the Modern Gallery, was the first to be devoted exclusively to contemporary miniatures and was an immediate success. King Edward VII granted the Royal Charter in 1905. In 1926 the RMS extended its welcome to other forms of miniature art. Recognition of this wider scope was officially confirmed when Sculptors and Gravers were added to its name by Royal Command of King George V.

The Society's Aims are to Esteem, Protect and Practise the traditional 16th Century art of miniature work, emphasizing the infinite patience needed for its fine techniques.

Patron HRH The Prince of Wales           
President Ray Winder PRMS

Exhibition 2023

The Officers and Council are delighted to announce our next exhibition will be held at the excellent Bankside Gallery, London in June 2023.  Sadly this means we will not be having an exhibition this year.

We have been exhibiting at the Mall Galleries since 2004 but I firmly believe that as one door closes another one opens, and this will, I hope, give us the opportunity to make some positive changes. The Bankside Gallery is situated on the Thames river front directly beside the Tate Modern in a popular and vibrant part of London. During exhibitions the Gallery is open seven days a week from 11am to 6pm with wheelchair access.

I hope you will agree this is a new and exciting chapter for the RMS and its members.

Ray Winder 
President RMS

125th Anniversary 
Exhibition 2021

President Ray Winder PRMS

The Royal Miniature Society welcomes Ray
and wishes him every success in his new role.

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