Laura Knight (1877-1970), Artist; wife of Harold Knight
Dame Laura Knight
Sitter associated with 30 portraits
Artist of 2 portraits
Born Laura Johnson, she went to Nottingham School of Art in 1900. She married Harold Knight in 1903, and with him joined the artists' colony at Staithes in Yorkshire, moving in 1908 to Newlyn, Cornwall where they stayed throughout the war. Created a Dame of the British Empire in 1929, Knight was only the third woman elected to the Royal Academy in 1936. Her retrospective at the RA in 1965 was the first accorded to a woman. As an Official War Artist in the Second World War, Knight recorded the Nuremburg Trials.
by Dame Laura Knight
oil on canvas, 1913