Oil on board
Image size: 15½ x 19 inches
Dame Laura Knight DBE RA RWS
1877 - 1970
The Trapeze Artists
Watercolour and pastel, signed bottom right
Image size: 22 x 15 inches
Dame Laura Knight (1877-1970) was one of the most popular and pioneering British artists of the twentieth century. Her artistic career took her from Cornwall to Baltimore, and from the circus to the Nuremberg Trials. She painted dancers at the Ballets Russes and Gypsies at Epsom races, and was acclaimed for her work as an official war artist.
Knight used portraiture to capture contemporary life and culture, and her paintings are remarkable for their diverse range of subjects and settings.