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James Barry RA (1741 - 1806)

RA Collection: People and Organisations

James Barry was born in 1741 and elected a Royal Academician 1773. He served as Professor of Painting at the RA Schools from 1982–1799, when he was expelled on the grounds of criticising the Royal Academy and making ‘improper digressions’ in his lectures to the students.


Royal Academician

Born: 11 October 1741 in Cork, Ireland, United Kingdom

Died: 22 February 1806

Nationality: British, Irish

Elected ARA: 2 November 1772

Elected RA: 9 February 1773

Professor of Painting: 1782 - 1799

Expelled: 15 Apr 1799

Gender: Male

Preferred media: Painting, Printmaking, and Etching

Works by James Barry in the RA Collection

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