Hesketh Hubbard Art Society
Founded in 1930 by the RBA, the Society was sponsored by its namesake Hesketh Hubbard. It has been holding weekly life drawing classes since its foundation. Originally a club within the Royal Society of British Arts, it is one of the 9 member societies that form the Federation of British Artists and holds its meetings in the Federation's Mall Galleries. Over the years, it developed into an independent art society and was renamed in honour of its founder in 1957. The Society meets almost weekly throughout the year and provides life models and portrait models for both professional and amateur artists alike. Membership is open to all on submission of a selection of work for approval by the committee. Members have included the Founder and first President Hesketh Hubbard, illustrator and painter Grace Golden and Ernest Greenwood.