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Laura Knight: A Life

Laura Knight

Dame Laura Knight (1877–1970)

Knight was one of the leading British painters of the twentieth century. Working as a professional artist without a break from the age of fourteen until almost the end of her life.

She was the first woman in over a century to be accepted as a full member of the Royal Academy and was made a Dame in 1929. Her rise to the top of her profession gave her a status equal to the most successful male artists of the time.

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