The Royal Academy, London was Founded by :

(A) Sir Joshua Reynolds
(B) David Annesley
(C) Francis Bacon
(D) Michael Ayrton

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Correct Answer : Sir Joshua Reynolds
Question Asked : UGC-NET/JRF Examination, 2018 : Visual Arts (Paper-II)
Explanation : Sir Joshua Reynolds was an English painter, specialising in portraits. He promoted the ‘Grand Style’ in painting which depended on idealization of the imperfect. He was a founder and first president of the Royal Academy of Arts, and was knighted by George III in 1769.
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