ABOUT THE FREE PAINTERS AND SCULPTORS
FPS is an established artist-led organisation that promotes and exhibits a talented membership of Painters, Sculptors, Printmakers and Photographers at renowned central London galleries twice a year. With 65 years of experience, FPS helps artists build long-term networks that develop artistic sustainability, exposure and sales, whilst also encouraging artists to create work on their own terms….and therefore be ‘free’.
Established in 1952, FPS was originally associated with the ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts). Founding members featured many high profile and influential artists, including Roy Rasmussen, Lyall Watson and Maurice Jadot who all feature in the permanent Tate Collection.
FPS originally came to prominence by playing a significant part in the establishment of abstract art in the 1950's and 60's and were the first of a number of post war movements that freed artists from the orthodoxy of rigid and purely technical judgements. This ethos continues today and we welcome applications from talented artists at all stages of their career.
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CHAIR - Robert Read
DIRECTOR - Gabriel Parfitt
VICE-CHAIR & LEAD CURATOR - Sally Buchanan
CREATIVE DIRECTOR - Mike Garland
EXHIBITIONS TEAM - Louisa Crispin | Leila Godden | Marek Emczek Olszewski
TREASURER - Position available
MEMBERSHIP OFFICER - Nicole Carlow
SECRETARY - Position available
TRUSTEES - Caroline Cary | Owen Legg
Company Registration Number 865284
Registered Charity Number 246199