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Gwendolyn Knight

 (1913 - 2005)
Gwendolyn Clarine Knight was active/lived in New York, Washington.  Gwendolyn Knight is known for portraits, dance figure, landscape.

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A painter of portraits, dance figures, and landscapes and a sculptor, Gwendolyn Knight was born in Bridgetown, Barbados in 1913. Late in her life, she also drew and painted numerous horses and cats, "quick, lyrical sketches rendered as etchings and monoprints."

Her father died when she was age two, and in 1920, she traveled to St. Louis with a foster family and then moved on to New York City when she was thirteen. She graduated in 1930 from Wadleigh HIgh School for Girls, an integrated school in Harlem and then studied for two years at the Howard University School of Fine Arts. She dropped her classes because of the Depression, and sculptor Augusta Savage arranged for her to have income as an artist for the Works Progress Administrat   ...  Displaying 750 of 5626 characters.

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