Which famous Royal Academician painted this? The great British art quiz

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This quiz is brought to you in collaboration with Art UK, the online home for the UK’s public art collections, showing art from more than 3,000 venues and by 45,000 artists. Each day, a different collection on Art UK will set the questions.

Today, our questions are set by the Royal Academy of Arts. The RA Collection began with the foundation of the Royal Academy over 250 years ago, comprising works of art to help teach and inspire students at the RA Schools, and diploma works given by the artists themselves upon election to the Academy. The collection ranges across historic and contemporary art, including paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photography, silver and furniture, as well as the library and archive.

You can see art from the Royal Academy of Arts on Art UK here. Find out more on the collection’s website here.

In what year was the Royal Academy of Arts founded?


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How many women were among the founding members of the Royal Academy?


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Which architect built the Royal Academy’s first purpose-built home starting in 1780?


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Artists and architects can be elected as Royal Academicians in four artistic categories: which of the following is not one of them?


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Which famous cast is pictured here?


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Whose work, originally made for an exhibition at the Royal Observatory, uses batik-printed fabric to explore ideas about cultural identity?


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The artworks of which Royal Academician have been collected by the likes of Elton John, George Michael and Naomi Campbell?


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Which contemporary artist, elected RA in 2016, will represent Great Britain at the next Venice Biennale for Art?


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