Artist biography

Harold KNIGHT 1874–1961

Painter of portraits and interiors. Born 27 January 1874 in Nottingham, son of an architect. Studied at Nottingham School of Art c. 1893, and for a year in Paris at the Académie Julian under Benjamin Constant and J.-P. Laurens. On his return settled at Staithes on the Yorkshire coast. Married Laura Johnson 1903 (see Laura Knight) and spent several years with her in Holland studying the Dutch masters, particularly Rembrandt and Vermeer. Lived c. 1908–18 in Newlyn, Cornwall; then settled in London. Exhibited at the R.A. from 1896 and at the International Society; exhibited with Laura Knight at the Leicester Galleries 1906. A.R.A. 1928, R.A. 1937. Died at Colwall, near Malvern, Gloucestershire, 3 October 1961.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I