The Skater

Dame Laura Knight (1877 - 1970)

chalk and wash on paper


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  • About the work
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Government Art Collection
  • About the artist
    Laura Knight was born in Long Eaton, Derbyshire and grew up in Nottingham, where she was encouraged by her mother to draw and paint. Aged 13, she attended Nottingham School of Art where she later met her future husband, the painter Harold Knight. She was drawn to the outdoor life and artistic colonies of Staithes in Yorkshire and, notably, Newlyn in Cornwall, where she became an integral figure of the artistic colony, the Newlyn School, between 1907 and 1918. After the First World War, Knight returned to London where she exhibited work frequently. In 1928 she became a member of the Royal Academy and in the following year she was made a Dame of the British Empire.
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    The Skater
    chalk and wash on paper
    height: 25.00 cm, width: 34.00 cm
    Purchased from the artist, March 1953
    br: Laura Knight
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