|Balloon Site: Coventry, 1940s, Laura Knight |
--not exactly your typical Impressionist painting.
|Ruby Loftus screwing a breech ring, 1942, Laura Knight. |
Very few impressionists ever painted a woman running an industrial lathe.
|Laura Knight became best|
known for her wartime art.
Laura Johnson was born in Long Eaton, Derbyshire (central England) in 1877. Her father died when she was a baby. Her mother support Laura and her two sisters by teaching art part time at the Nottingham School of Art where her mother managed to get her enrolled as a student at no cost. When her mother became ill, though only fifteen at the time, Laura had progressed so far and so fast in her studies she was able to take over her mother's job even as she continued attending classes herself on a scholarship from the South Kensington Museum. She supplemented her income by giving private art instruction.
|Harold Knight Self-portrait, 1923|
|Laura Knight by Harold Knight|
|The Beach, 1909, Laura Knight--children of Newlyn|
|Self-portrait with Nude, 1913, Laura Knight|
|Ballet, 1936, Laura Knight|
|The Three Clowns, Laura Knight|
|Lamorna Cove, ca.1919, (on the Cornwall coast), Laura Knight|
|Watercolor Study of Gypsy Caravans, 1930, Laura Knight|
|The Dock, Nuremberg, 1946,|
|Malvern Hills, 1930s, Laura Knight|