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Scottish artist’s design among set of stamps marking Royal Academy of Arts landmark

Six commissioned original artwork stamps to mark the 250th anniversary of the founding of the Royal Academy of Arts (Royal Mail/PA Wire)
Six commissioned original artwork stamps to mark the 250th anniversary of the founding of the Royal Academy of Arts (Royal Mail/PA Wire)

 

A SCOTTISH artist’s design is among a set of a stamps created to mark an institution’s landmark year.

The Royal Academy of Arts is celebrating 250 years since its foundation.

Six postage stamps have been created to mark the occasion, with one designed by Edinburgh-based Barbara Rae.

Barbara Rae’s design (Royal Mail/PA Wire)

Royal Mail spokesman Philip Parker said: “We are delighted with the range and creativity of these wonderful miniature works of art.”

Ms Rae is a Scottish painter who has received numerous awards for her work.

Her design is featured alongside others created by Norman Ackroyd, Tracey Emin, Grayson Perry, Fiona Rae and Yinka Shonibare.

(Royal Mail/PA Wire)
(Royal Mail/PA Wire)

 

The designs depict the artists’ reflection on their works and the RA’s famous Summer Exhibition

The new stamps will be available from 7,000 Post Offices nationwide from June 5.

(Royal Mail/PA Wire)
(Royal Mail/PA Wire)
(Royal Mail/PA Wire)

The Royal Academy of Arts was founded in 1768 with a mission to promote the enjoyment and appreciation of visual arts and to give a platform for artists.