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

Dame Laura Knight

Sitter associated with 31 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.

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Laura Knight

by Keystone Press Agency Ltd
vintage print, 14 October 1963
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x168789

Laura Knight

by Walter Bird
bromide print, 1964
On display in Room 34 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG x168789

x183900

Laura Knight

by Walter Bird
vintage print, 1964
NPG x183900

x26356

Laura Knight

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

x26358

Laura Knight

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

x26357

Laura Knight

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

x13730

Laura Knight

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

x19167

Laura Knight

by Nicolo Vogel
bromide print
NPG x19167

x19168

Laura Knight

by Nicolo Vogel
bromide print
NPG x19168

x183963

Laura Knight

by Walter Bird
vintage print, 1964
NPG x183963