Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art

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Ruskin School of Art

The Ruskin School of Art, known as the Ruskin, is an art school at the University of Oxford in Oxford, England.[1] Operating across two sites, the School provides undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in the production and study of visual art and the subject is taught as a living element of contemporary culture with a broad range of historical and theoretical references.[2] The Head of School is Dr Hanneke Grootenboer.


The School can trace its origins to 1871 when John Ruskin founded a drawing school in the University Galleries (subsequently the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology) to encourage artisanship and technical skills. The Ruskin remained at the Ashmolean until 1975 when it moved to 74 High Street. It also occupies a further building at 128 Bullingdon Road opened in 2015.

The School was originally called the Ruskin School of Drawing. Fine Art was added as a discrete focus in 1945. In 2014 the school was renamed the Ruskin School of Art.

The Slade School of Fine Art relocated to the Ruskin for the duration of the Second World War.


For full list, see Category:Alumni of the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art


  1. ^ Hibbert, Christopher, ed. (1988). "Ruskin School of Drawing & Fine Art". The Encyclopaedia of Oxford. Macmillan. p. 369. ISBN 0-333-39917-X. 
  2. ^ "Ruskin School of Drawing & Fine Art". University of Oxford. Retrieved 21 August 2012. 

External links

  • Ruskin School of Art
  • University of Oxford Admissions

Coordinates: 51°45′09″N 1°15′02″W / 51.75250°N 1.25056°W / 51.75250; -1.25056

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