Winifred Knights


In Tate Britain


Winifred Margaret Knights (1899–1947) was a British painter. Amongst her most notable works are The Marriage at Cana produced for the British School at Rome, which is now in the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and her winning Rome Scholarship entry The Deluge which is now held by Tate Britain. Knights’ style was much influenced by the Italian Quattrocento and she was one of several British artists who participated in a revival of religious imagery in the 1920s, while retaining some elements of a modernist style.

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Winifred Knights The Deluge


Winifred Knights Italian Landscape


Artist as subject

Sir Thomas Monnington Allegory



In Focus

The Deluge 1920 by Winifred Knights

Ayla Lepine

Fresh research into Knights’s dramatic depiction of the biblical flood charts its relationship to religion, conflict, dance and gender ...

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Before the flood, or after the war?: Winifred Knights at Tate Britain

For his recent verse drama Pink Mist, Owen Sheers interviewed dozens of wounded soldiers who had returned from conflict, and ...

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Tate Etc. issue 30: Spring 2014

Online edition of Tate's magazine featuring Richard Deacon, Henri Matisse, Richard Hamilton and more, published 15 January 2014

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