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Laura Knight

(1877-1970), Artist; wife of Harold Knight

Dame Laura Knight

Sitter in 33 portraits
Artist of 2 portraits
Knight studied at the Nottingham School of Art, and there met her future husband Harold Knight. After marrying in 1903, they joined an artists' colony at Staithes, Yorkshire, before moving in 1908 to Newlyn, Cornwall. In 1929 Knight was created Dame of the British Empire, and in 1936 became the third woman elected to the Royal Academy. During the war, her distinguished career and popularity with the British public made her an obvious choice for the War Artists Advisory Committee, who tasked a selection of British artists with recording the war at home and abroad. In 1945 Knight asked to be sent to the trial of Nazi war criminals in Nuremberg. Her retrospective at the RA in 1965 was the first accorded to a woman.

More on Knight: A Life in Portraits

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Laura Knight, by Nicolo Vogel - NPG x19168

Laura Knight

by Nicolo Vogel
bromide print
NPG x19168

Laura Knight, by Jitendra Arya, for  Camera Press: London: UK - NPG x194010

Laura Knight

by Jitendra Arya, for Camera Press: London: UK
bromide print, 1960s
NPG x194010

Laura Knight, by Keystone Press Agency Ltd - NPG x137366

Laura Knight

by Keystone Press Agency Ltd
vintage print, 14 October 1963
NPG x137366

Laura Knight, by Walter Bird - NPG x168789

Laura Knight

by Walter Bird
bromide print, 16 October 1964
NPG x168789

Laura Knight, by Walter Bird - NPG x183900

Laura Knight

by Walter Bird
vintage print, 1964
NPG x183900

Laura Knight, by Madame Yevonde - NPG x26356

Laura Knight

by Madame Yevonde
bromide print on velvet card mount, 1967
NPG x26356

Laura Knight, by Madame Yevonde - NPG x26358

Laura Knight

by Madame Yevonde
bromide print on velvet card mount, 1967
NPG x26358

Laura Knight, by Madame Yevonde - NPG x26357

Laura Knight

by Madame Yevonde
bromide print on velvet card mount, 1967
NPG x26357

Laura Knight, by Jorge ('J.S.') Lewinski - NPG x13730

Laura Knight

by Jorge ('J.S.') Lewinski
bromide print on card mount, 1967
NPG x13730

Dame Laura Knight, by Fred Roe - NPG D43191

Dame Laura Knight

by Fred Roe
pencil, 1929
NPG D43191

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Dame Laura Knight with model, Ella Louise Naper ('Self Portrait')

by Dame Laura Knight
oil on canvas, 1913
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4839

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Laura Knight

by Walter Bird
vintage print, 1964
NPG x183963

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