LAURA KNIGHT DRAWINGS
LAURA KNIGHT DRAWINGS
LAURA KNIGHT DRAWINGS

DAME LAURA KNIGHT RA (1877-1970)

LAURA KNIGHT DRAWINGS

c. 1960 United Kingdom

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Pen and Ink Drawings of two clowns, one with scripture: A Happy Birthday on this Good Friday, Sixty Eight to you, and many may these Fridays be thus good to you, To Gail with Love From Laura Knight.
One Signed Lower right.
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The first woman to be elected as a Royal Academician.
The only woman to be given War Commissions in the Two World Wars.
In 1946, at the age of 69! She was commissioned as the only British artist to cover the Nuremberg Trials.
The first female artist to be made a Dame of the British Empire at a time when such awards were rarely given and not so prolifically as today.
The first husband and wife to be Royal Academicians.
The artist became most famous in the 1920s, 1930.s and 1940.’s and then became known by the press as the grand old lady in the Art world; but kept on painting and exhibiting up to her death in her 93rd year
The first woman to have had a retrospective exhibition at the Royal Academy.
The artist exhibited every year from 1903 to her death in 1970 (67 years) at the Royal Academy except for 1918 when she was ill and1922 when she was in USA). Such exhibits at the RA totalled some 284 works plus a further176 at her retrospective exhibition. This number of works has not been exceeded by any other artist.
From 1930 the artist exhibited over 190 works in 40 years at the Royal Watercolour Society.
The artist exhibited over 400 works at The Leicester Galleries, Leicester Square, London
The artist exhibited and has works permanently held in practically every major Public Gallery in the UK, and in Public Galleries overseas that include USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Israel and Europe.
Unlike many artists, Laura Knight was famous for perhaps the greatest variety of subjects that included – Landscapes- Portraiture- War Commissions – Ballet – Theatre – Circus – Gypsies- Animals and Race horses and Seascapes.
Dimensions
Height 41.00 cm (16.14 inches)
Width 57.00 cm (22.44 inches)
Depth 2.00 cm (0.79 inches)
Stock Code
1372
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one signed Laura Knight
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