Royal Drawing School | Best of The Drawing Year 2023

Special exhibition celebrating the Coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III & Queen Camilla

  • Event date 2 – 25 May 2023
  • Event location London

Christie’s is pleased to host the Royal Drawing School for a special exhibition in honour of the Coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla. The School has commissioned alumni artists of its flagship postgraduate-level programme, The Drawing Year, to create works that are personal reflections on this momentous occasion. The exhibition offers a variety of perspectives, rich in observation, imagination and storytelling. Alongside the commissioned works is a selection of drawings by fellow Drawing Year alumni that form part of His Majesty’s archive of drawings from the School. Upon graduation one drawing is chosen from each student to be included in the archive as a record of their study. There are now over 500 drawings in the collection.

The Royal Drawing School is one of the world’s leading providers of specialist observational drawing tuition. Established in 2000 by the former Prince of Wales, now His Majesty King Charles III, and artist Catherine Goodman, the School’s mission is to raise the profile of observational drawing through teaching and practise.

Exhibiting artists

Alastair Farley
Alicja Biala
Anna Tveritinova
Arjuna Gunarathne

Charlotte Edey
Cheri Smith
Christabel MacGreevy
Christina Kimeze
Christopher Green

Deanio X

Ella Walker
Emily Hill

Fiona Berry
Francesco Poiana
Frith Angell

Gaby Adach
Gemma Thompson
Gideon Summerfield
Gregory Stevens

Harry Clitheroe

Irene Montemurro

Jack McGarrity
Jake Grewal
Joana Galego
Jordan Cook
Judith Hagan

Katie Whitford
Katy Papineau
Keziah Philipps
Kitty Rice

Laura Footes
Liam Walker
Louise Boulter
Lucile Haefflinger

Matthew Booker

Nour El Saleh

Phoebe Mash
Pollyanna Johnson

Rachael Neale
Rose De Borman
Rosie Chamberlain

Sammi Lynch
Samuel Chatto
Shana P Lohrey
Sophie Charalambous

Veronika Peat

William Goldsmith

Yasmin Goodison-Braithwaite
Yiwei Xu

Zuzanna Pedrasik

Royal Drawing School


Christie's Celebrates the Coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla


The exhibition is free and open to all

Christie’s London
8 King Street
London, SW1Y 6QT

2–25 May
Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm
Saturday – Sunday, 12pm – 5pm
Closed on 6–8 & 13–14 May

+44 (0) 20 7839 9060

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Royal Drawing School | Best of the Drawing Year | Christie’s London

About the Royal Drawing School

The Royal Drawing School is an independent, not-for-profit resource that aims to raise the standard and profile of drawing through teaching and practice. The School was founded by HRH The Prince of Wales along with artist Catherine Goodman in 2000.

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