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Knight, Laura [1877-1970. UK. Illustrator/Painter/Poster Designer]


Laura Knight was born Laura Johnson in Long Eaton, Derbyshire, England, on 4 Aug… subscribers only

Poster, 1921, designed by Laura Knight (1877-1970)

Poster, 1921, designed by Laura Knight (1877-1970)


1. "Camp life" and other pictures by Laura Knight. London: Ernest Brown & Phillips, 1918

2. Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall, 1880 -1940. Edited by Melissa Hardie. Bristol: Art Dictionaries Ltd., 2009

3. Bolling, G. Frederic and Withington, Valerie A. The graphic work of Laura Knight, including a catalogue raisonné of her prints. Aldershot, England: Scolar Press, 1993

4. Bradley, Rosie. Laura Knight portraits. London: National Portrait Gallery, 2013.

5. Callaway, Tenessa. Laura Knight: redefining femininity and creating the self M.A. Thesis, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, 2002

6. Catalogue of an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Harold Knight and Laura Knight. Chicago, Illinois: Art Institute of Chicago, 1914

7. Catalogue of etchings and aquatints by Laura Knight. London: Leicester Galleries, 1926

8. Catalogue of works by Dame Laura Knight, D.B.E., R.A. and Harold Knight, R.A. London: Sotheby & Co., 1973 [Sale catalogue]

9. Catalogue of works by Dame Laura Knight, D.B.E., R.A.: which will be sold by auction by Sotheby & Co. London: Sotheby & Co., 1971. [Sale catalogue]

10. Dame Laura Knight DBE RA RWS: (1877 - 1970). London: John Mitchell Fine Paintings, 2012

11. Dictionary of women artists volume 2, J-Z, edited by Delia Gaze Chicago, Illinois: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 1997 [Contains an essay on Laura Knight by Neil Walker pp.788-791]

12. Dunbar, Janet. Laura Knight. London: Collins, 1975

13. Exhibition of paintings and drawings by Dame Laura Knight. London: Royal Academy of Arts, 1965

14. Fox, Caroline. Dame Laura Knight. Oxford: Phaidon, 1988

15. Haworth, Peter. Paintings by Members of the Staithes Group. Milnthorpe, Cumbria: Peter Haworth, 2002 [Catalogue of a touring exhibition at the Fine Art Society in London; Whitby Museum; and Bourne Fine Art, Edinburgh in 2002]

16. Knight, Laura. Oil paint and grease paint; autobiography of Laura Knight. London: Nicholson & Watson, Limited, 1936.

17. Knight, Laura. The magic of a line: the autobiography of Laura Knight. London: W. Kimber, 1965

18. Knowles, Elizabeth. Laura Knight in the open air. Bristol, England: Sansom & Co., 2012

19. Laura Knight: a book of drawings. London: John Lane, the Bodley Head, 1923

20. Laura Knight: A Panoramic View. Edited by Fay Blanchard and Anthony Spira, London: Philip Wilson Publishers, 2021

21. Laura Knight: Dame Laura Knight 1877-1970. Nottingham, England: Nottingham Castle Museum, 1989

22. Littlejohns, J. British Water-colour Painting & Painters of To-day. London: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, 1931 pp. 53-56

23. Marriott, Charles. Laura Knight: a book of drawings. London: Bodley Head, 1923

24. Morden, Barbara C. Laura Knight: a life. New York, NY: McNidder and Grace Limited, 2014

25. Nunn, Pamela Gerrish. From Victorian to modern: innovation and tradition in the work of Vanessa Bell, Gwen John and Laura Knight. London: Philip Wilson, 2006

26. Paintings and drawings by Laura Knight: introduction by E.V. Lucas. London: Alpine Club Gallery, 1922.

27. Salaman, Malcolm C. Modern masters of etching: Laura Knight. London: The Studio, 1932

28. Schoenherr, Douglas E. Laura Knight. Ottawa, Ontario: National Gallery of Canada, 2005

29. Vial, Jane. Leonard Victor Mitchell. Leonard Mitchell and the Laura Knight connection: circus and gypsy themes. Wellington, New Zealand: Christopher Moore Gallery, 1993.

30. Wilcox, Timothy. Laua Knight at the Theatre: paintings and drawings of the ballet and the stage London: Unicorn Press, 2008 [Catalogue of an exhibition at the Lowry Centre in Salford, Greater Manchester, England; and Nottingham Castle Museum in Nottingham, England]


Art UK 


Artist Biographies [Subscription service] 


Benezit Dictionary of Artists. Oxford Art Online [Subscription service] 

British Pathé. four film clips on Laura Knight 

Cornwall Artists Index 

Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online [Subscription service] 

Janet Dunbar, ‘Knight , Dame Laura (1877–1970)’, rev. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, May 2009 [Subscription service] 

Liss Llewellyn Fine Art 

London Transport Museum - The Collection 

National Art Library Catalogue 

National Portrait Gallery, London 

Penlee House 

RKD Netherlands Institute for Art History 

Royal Academy of Arts Collections 

Saint Amant Art History 

Saint Amant Art History 

Saint Amant Art History 

Saint Amant Art History 

Saint Amant Art History 

Saint Amant Art History 

Spartacus Educational 


The National Archives 

The official Dame Laura Knight web site 



YouTube. Dame Laura Knight [British 1877-1970]  

YouTube. Harold and Laura Knight (Newlyn School) 

YouTube. Laura Knight. An artist's life on the edge - Sacha Llewellyn and Linda Falcone in conversation 

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