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The Royal Institute of Oil Painters, also known as ROI, is an association of painters in London, England, and is the only major art society which features work done only in oil. It is a member society of the Federation of British Artists.
The Royal Institute of Oil Painters was founded in 1882, and was granted royal status by King Edward VII in 1909. Its membership is restricted to about 65 members, who are elected into the society by existing members. Its annual exhibitions are open to general submission, and artists who have shown sufficient merit are initially elected as associates for up to five years, during which time they may be elected to full membership.
President Ian Cryer Past Presidents include Michael Noakes (1972–78) and Olwen Tarrant.