Dame Laura KnightSpring 1916-20

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Artist
Dame Laura Knight (1877‑1970)
Title
Spring
Date 1916-20
MediumOil paint on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 1524 x 1829 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1935
Reference
N04838
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Knight started painting in her teens in her home town of Nottingham to help support her family. Influenced by Impressionism and the Newlyn School in Cornwall, Knight's subject-matter is contemporary without being avant-garde. Dismissed by Modernists for her lack of interest in formal experiment, Knight’s insistent realism made her one of the most popular artists of the time.

February 2010

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