Westminster School of Art
The Westminster School of Art was an art school
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 in Westminster
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, London
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. It was located at 18 Tufton Street, Deans Yard, Westminster, and was part of the old Architectural Museum.

H. M. Bateman described it in 1903 as

"... arranged on four floors with galleries running round a big square courtyard, the whole being covered over with a big glass roof. Off the galleries were the various rooms which made up the school, the galleries themselves being filled with specimens of architecture which gave the whole place the air of a museum, which of course it was."


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  • Walter Bayes
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  • Duncan Grant
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  • Dugald Sutherland MacColl
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  • Bernard Meninsky
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  • Norman Mills Price
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  • Walter Sickert
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  • Allan Walton
  • Clifford Webb
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  • Bryan Winter
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