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Laura Knight, A Panoramic View

Laura Knight, A Panoramic View

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Exhibition Catalog

Ed. by Fay Blanchard and Anthony Spira. MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, 2021. Organized in association with Penlee House Gallery & Museum, Penzance and Nottingham Castle Museum. Published in association with Philip Wilson Publishers, Bloomsbury Publishing, London.

218 pp. Well illustrated (chiefly col.). 28 x 23 cm. In English. Paperbound.

ISBN 9781781301111

Laura Knight, A Panoramic View will present an in-depth look at Knight’s career, bringing together over 100 works from public and private collections, including rarely seen paintings and graphic works as well as designs for ceramics, jewellery and costume. The exhibition begins with early work from her time at Nottingham Art School in 1899 at the age of just 13, and landscapes of her beloved Cornwall created whilst living in an artist commune in Newlyn. Thematic groupings will explore key subjects in Knight’s work, such as the backstage life of ballet dancers and theatre performers and the magical world of the circus, as well as portraits of the travelling community in Iver, Buckinghamshire. Also included are paintings of the racially segregated maternity ward at John Hopkins University in Baltimore, where Knight travelled in 1926 and met campaigners of the Civil Rights movement. The exhibition will feature some of Knight’s best-known works, created during the Second World War and commissioned by the War Artists’ Advisory Committee, depicting women’s work in the war effort and the Nuremberg Trials of Nazi war criminals, recorded over three months in Germany. Working closely with Knight’s great nephew John Croft, MK Gallery is sourcing many previously unseen works. An extensive catalogue will accompany the exhibition, bringing fresh voices into the appreciation of Knight’s achievements, from a contemporary perspective. These include contributions by artists Monster Chetwynd, Hannah Starkey and Barbara Walker as well as writer Damian Le Bas, amongst others.

Subject Headings: Eastern and Western European Art ; Western Art -- Great Britain -- 1900-1945 -- Drawings and Watercolors ; Painting -- Women Artists --

Artist(s): Knight, Laura

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