New exhibition “Angelica Kauffman” in London
Angelica Kauffman (RA)
Royal Academy of Arts, London
Sackler Wing of Galleries
1 March – 30 June 2024
In spring 2024, the Royal Academy will celebrate the life and work of Angelica Kauffman (1741–1807), founding member of the Royal Academy and one of the most acclaimed artists of her time.
Born in Switzerland in 1741, Kauffman was quickly recognised as a child prodigy. Arriving in London in 1766, she enjoyed an unprecedented career as a portraitist and history painter before moving to Rome in 1982, where her studio became a hub of the city’s cultural life. The exhibition will cover Kauffman’s entire career, focusing particularly on her role as a woman artist between London and Rome.
The exhibition is curated by Bettina Baumgärtel, Head of the Department of Painting at the Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf, and Per Rumberg, Curator at the Royal Academy, with Annette Wickham, Curator of Works on Paper at the Royal Academy. It will be accompanied by a comprehensive, scholarly catalogue.