Laura Knight: Introduction

This is an introduction to the work of Laura Knight, 1877-1970
Later talks will be devoted to various aspects of her art and periods of her life.
These are set out below, each with a single example of her work.

Early life

KnightSis

Laura Knight, Sis, 1896, oil on canvas, 46 x 56 cm, Private Collection.

Staithes

KnightPackingFish

Laura Knight, Packing Fish on the Quay at Staithes, c1899, oil canvas, 61 x 52 cm, Private Collection

Marriage

KnightPhoto1

Photograph of Laura & Harold Knight, date unknown

Newlyn & Lamorna

KnightBoys

Laura Knight, Boys Bathing, Newlyn Quay, 1910, oil on canvas, 70 x 93 cm, private Collection

The Circus

KnightMatinee

Laura Knight, Circus Matinee, 1938, Pannett Art Gallery, Whitby, UK

The Ballet

KnightCoulisses

Laura Knight, Behind the Scenes in the Coulisses, 1920-25, oil on panel, 63 x 57 cm, Art Gallery, Falmouth, UK

Gypsies

KnightGypsy

Laura Knight, The Gypsy, c 1939, oil on canvas, 61x 41 cm, Tate gallery, London, UK

Maryland

KnightJohnson

Laura Knight, Pearl Johnson, 1926-27, oil on canvas

World War II

KnightRuby

Laura Knight, Ruby Loftus Screwing a Breech Ring, 1943, oil on canvas, 86 x 100 cm, Imperial War Museum, London, UK

Later Work

KnightCruelSea

Laura Knight, The Cruel Sea, 1967, oil on canvas, 76 x 64 cm, Museum & Art Gallery, Bolton, UK

WATCH THIS SPACE!

BT, Meeting No 20, 10 July 2018

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