Artist biography

Winifred Margaret KNIGHTS 1899–1947

Decorative painter. Born 5 June 1899 in London. Studied at the Slade School 1915–17 and 1918–20 under Brown and Tonks; won Slade Scholarship 1919, Rome Scholarship 1920; worked in Rome 1920–5. Married Walter T. Monnington 1924. Exhibited at the Imperial Gallery 1927–31. Member of the N.E.A.C. 1929 but never exhibited there and resigned 1931. Her chief works were ‘The Marriage at Cana’ for the British School at Rome (now in the National Gallery of New Zealand, Wellington), and ‘St Martin dividing his Cloak’ for the Milner Memorial Chapel, Canterbury Cathedral, painted in the early 1930s. Died in London 7 February 1947.

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