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‘Oil Paint and Grease Paint’; the life and work of Dame Laura Knight RA — Megan Jones

June 2 at 7:30 pm

£3 – £5
Painting by Laura Knight of a ballet dancer getting into costume

Laura Knight (1877-1970) was one of the leading painters of her generation, a figurative artist who embraced English impressionism. Many of her most popular paintings reflect the backstage world of performance – circus, ballet and theatre – capturing performers in fleeting, intimate moments. During the Second World War she was the only female war artist, painting the Nuremberg trial in 1946.

Laura Knight was the first woman elected to full membership of the Royal Academy, and her success in the male-dominated British art establishment paved the way for greater status and recognition for women artists. This fully illustrated talk will look at her life, work and distinctive personality.

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Date:
June 2
Time:
7:30 pm
Cost:
£3 – £5
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Venue

Upper Room, Wallington Hall
Church Street
Bradford on Avon, BA15 1LN United Kingdom
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