Dame Laura Knight DBE RA RWS

Died aged 92

Dame Laura Knight, (née Johnson), (4 August 1877 – 7 July 1970) was an English artist who worked in oils, watercolours, etching, engraving and drypoint. Knight was a painter in the figurative, realist tradition, who embraced English Impressionism. In her long career, Knight was among the most successful and popular painters in Britain. Her success in the male-dominated British art establishment paved the way for greater status and recognition for women artists. In 1929 she was created a Dame, and in 1936 became the first woman elected to full membership of the Royal Academy. Her large retrospective exhibition at the Royal Academy in 1965 was the first for a woman. Knight was known for painting amidst the world of the theatre and ballet in London, and for being a war artist during the Second World War. She was also greatly interested in, and inspired by, marginalised communities and individuals, including Gypsies and circus performers.

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Commemorated on 3 plaques

Mike Quinn on Geograph
SK53 on Geograph
Bob Embleton on Geograph

Dame Laura Knight 1877-1970 and Harold Knight 1874-1961 painters lived here

16 Langford Place, St John's Wood, Westminster, NW8, London, United Kingdom where they lived

Dame Laura Knight, 1877-1970

Ethel Villas, 9 Noel Street, Nottingham, United Kingdom where they was

During the 1930s Dame Laura Knight DBE, RA, RWS & Harold Knight RA stayed and painted here at the Mount Pleasant Hotel

Mount Pleasant Hotel, Belle Vue Terrace, Malvern, United Kingdom where they stayed and painted