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Harold Knight (1874-1961), Artist; husband of Dame Laura Knight

Sitter in 4 portraits
Artist of 3 portraits
Harold Knight was a painter of portraits and interiors. Born in Nottingham, the son of an architect, he studied at Nottingham School of Art and for a year in Paris at the Académie Julian. On his return Knight settled at Staithes on the Yorkshire coast. He married Laura Johnson in 1903 and spent several years with her in Holland studying the Dutch masters, particularly Rembrandt and Vermeer. Knight exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1896 and at the International Society; he also exhibited with Laura Knight at the Leicester Galleries in 1906. He was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy in 1928, and became a Royal Academician in 1937.

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Harold Knight

by Harold Knight
oil on canvas, circa 1923
NPG 4831


George Horatio Nelson, 1st Baron Nelson of Stafford

by Harold Knight
oil on canvas, exhibited 1942
NPG 6194