Laura Knight Portraits

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AJ

01752 304774

Saturday 01 March 2014 – Saturday 10 May 2014
Opening Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10:00 - 17:30, Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

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. This touring exhibition from the National Portrait Gallery, London reveals her distinctive and vivid work – from dancers at the Ballets Russes and Gypsies at Epsom races to exampled of Knight’s acclaimed work as an official war artist. Admission to the exhibition is free and a programme of related events is on offer while the exhibition is on display.

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Image caption: Ethel Bartlett 1926 (detail) by Laura Knight. Courtesy of the Atkinson Art Gallery. Reproduced with permission of The Estate of Dame Laura Knight DBE RA 2014. All Rights Reserved.

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