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Laura Knight: A Life

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This highly readable and objective illustrated biography of the painter Dame Laura Knight (1877-1970) - one of the leading British painters of the twentieth century - covers her career of 80 years and probes the myths and fictions that have been woven around the artist.

Laura Knight: A Life covers her early years in Nottingham, her relationship with her husband Harold, life in the artists colonies of Staithes on the North Yorkshire coast, her immersion in the world of ballet, the circus and theatre and her travels in Europe and America. It also examines her role as Official War Artist during World War II and recorder of the Nuremberg Trials in 1945–46. Offering so much more than just an account of an artist’s work, this book allows the reader to experience the vibrant personality of the artist as well as the darker shades of her personality. It gives this portrait of an artist depth and perspective.

Publisher: McNidder & Grace
ISBN: 978-0857160492
Number of pages: 272