Edward Twohig (CR 2017- )

The Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE) is one of the world’s premier printmaking organisations founded by Francis Seymour Haden in 1880 and given a Royal Charter by Queen Victoria in 1888. By 1911, when HM King George V granted a Charter of Incorporation and Bye-laws, the RE, as it came to be styled, had grown in prestige and became fully established.

All of the Society’s members are practising professional printmakers, elected after a rigorous selection by a panel of their peers. Membership, which was and still is restricted in number in order to make it a mark of distinction, is by election on the basis of work submitted to the Society’s Council for peer review.

Our current Head of Art, Edward Twohig, was elected an Associate member in 2016 and promoted to full Fellowship in 2018. From 2021, he was appointed to Core Council (senior management) and is the current Hon. Curator (Historian & Archivist).