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Dame Laura Knight
Some Clowns.

1930

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1930. Drypoint. Image: 13 3/4 x 9 5/8 (sheet 17 5/8 x 12 1/8). Edition 50. Illustrated: Fine Prints of the Year, 1931. A rich impression printed on cream 'England' countermarked paper, on the full sheet with deckle edges. Signed and annotated 'trial proof' and 3rd state' in pencil. Housed in a 23 x 16 1/2-inch archival mat suitable for framing. In her book, Oil Paint and Grease Paint, the artist wrote, "... during the performances I drew everything from behind as the show proceeded. I made friends with the performers and they often posed for me". Dame Laura Knight, (née Johnson), DBE RA RWS (4 August 1877 – 7 July 1970) was an English artist who worked in oils, watercolors, etching, engraving, and drypoint. . In her long career, Knight was among the most successful and popular painters in Britain. Her success in the male-dominated British art establishment paved the way for greater status and recognition for women artists. In 1929 she was created a Dame, and in 1936 became the first woman elected to full membership of the Royal Academy. Her large retrospective exhibition at the Royal Academy in 1965 was the first for a woman. Knight was known for painting amidst the world of the theatre and ballet in London, and for being a war artist during the Second World War. She was also greatly interested in and inspired by, marginalized communities and individuals, including Gypsies and circus performers.

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