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 Dame Laura Knight  (1877 - 1970)

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Lived/Active: England/United Kingdom      Known for: impressionist landscape, figure, circus genre, ballet genre painting

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1877 (Long Eaton, Derbyshire)

England/United Kingdom

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impressionist landscape, figure, circus genre, ballet genre painting

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An English impressionist painter noted for genre paintings of the London theatre district, ballet and circus genre.  The late 1920s and early 30s are regarded as her most productive time professionally, as she began her circus subjects in 1928 and her depictions of horse racing and gypsies in the 1930s.  In 1929, she was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire, and in 1936, she became the first woman to be elected to the Royal Academy.  She was a war artist during (showing 500 of 1655 characters).

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