Skip to content
Ordering from the EU? - CLICK HERE
Ordering from the EU? - CLICK HERE

The Sun Hat, 1910 by Laura Knight

£3.05

Notify me when back in stock

Dame Laura Knight (née Johnson), DBE RA RWS (4 August 1877 – 7 July 1970) was an English artist who worked in oils, watercolours, etching, engraving and drypoint. Knight was a painter in the figurative, realist tradition, who embraced English Impressionism. In her long career, Knight was among the most successful and popular painters in Britain. Her success in the male-dominated British art establishment paved the way for greater status and recognition for women artists.

In 1929 she was created a Dame, and in 1936 became the second woman elected to full membership of the Royal Academy. Her large retrospective exhibition at the Royal Academy in 1965 was the first for a woman. Knight was known for painting amidst the world of the theatre and ballet in London, and for being a war artist during the Second World War. She was also greatly interested in, and inspired by, marginalised communities and individuals, including Romani people and circus performers.

Style/Type Folded Greetings Card with Envelope
Message Blank Inside
Size 175 X 125mm
Packaging Supplied in cellophane wrapper