Arnold Machin

From humble beginnings as a potteries apprentice Arnold Machin rose to become an acclaimed sculptor creating the iconic bas-relief portrait of Her Majesty the Queen used on all Royal Mail definitive issue stamps.

Patricia Machin

Patricia Machin was born in 1921 and studied painting at Goldsmith's where her tutor was Leonard Applebee. Finding inspiration from the Old Masters and still-life, she was an established painter, illustrator, designer and author.

Francis Machin

Architect, sculptor, businessman and painter, Francis Machin was a talented designer responsible for a range of conservatories and garden buildings still seen throughout the United Kingdom, United States and Europe.

The Foundation is delighted to have provided grant support to the Royal Academy Schools for their print studio refurbishment.

The RA Schools is the oldest art school in Britain and offers a 3 year postgraduate course to art students. Demand is high and applications are received from all over the world such is the quality of teaching and the opportunity to study in a small group with a broad range of interests and skills. In 2013 the RA Schools commenced a major refurbishment of the print studio facilities to provide the best possible printmaking facilities to students, with work completed in Spring 2013.