Laura Knight – a Panoramic View, Laura Knight


Author Laura Knight Published by Philip Wilson Publishers ISBN 9781781301111 EAN 9781781301111 Bic Code Cover Paperback

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Laura Knight (1877-1970) was one of the most famous and popular English artists of the twentieth century. She was the first woman to have a solo exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, in 1965. In the following decades her realist style of painting fell out of fashion and her work become largely overlooked. A new generation has rediscovered her work, finding a contemporary resonance in her depictions of women at work, people from marginalized communities and her contributions as a war artist. This book, which accompanies a major exhibition at MK Gallery, provides an overview of Knight’s illustrious career: from her training at Nottingham Art School at the age of 13, and her time in North Yorkshire and Cornwall, to her visits to traveller communities and a segregated American hospital.


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