Laura Knight: A Celebration Open!

Laura Knight: A Celebration Open!
Penlee House Gallery and Museum

Added: 17 May 2021

A major retrospective exhibition, coming in 2021 will celebrate the career of one of Britain’s best-loved artists.

Dame Laura Knight (1877-1970) was one of the twentieth century’s most prolific British artists. Over her long career, Knight painted scenes in Cornwall, Yorkshire and Worcestershire. She became fascinated by performers, especially in the circus, and developed a talent for capturing the extraordinary within the everyday.

Laura Knight’s career spanned 80 years and encompassed a huge variety of subjects, techniques and styles. Her achievements included being the first woman elected to the Royal Academy since 1769 and being made a Dame in 1929.

The exhibition will bring together over 60 works by the artist, exploring different themes she became fascinated with over her life. Her stunning landscapes in Cornwall, Yorkshire and Worcestershire will be shown alongside her paintings of circus performers and Gypsies.


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