Course overview

As Tate Britain puts on an exhibition about British women artists this summer, it seemed important to come back on a key British painter from the 20th century, Laura Knight. Knight showed exceptional talent from an early age, and all her life, executed brilliant paintings and drawings. She was committed to a realist style, which often put her at odds with the avant-garde. She was however, popular, and in 1936 she became a Royal Academician, the first women to gain this honour since the foundation of the RA in 1768

Course description

As Tate Britain will show the works of British women artists this summer, it seemed important to come back on a key British painter from the 20th century, Laura Knight. Knight showed exceptional talent from an early age, and all her life, executed brilliant paintings and drawings. She was committed to a realist style, which often put her at odds with the avant-garde. She was however, popular, and in 1936 she became a Royal Academician, the first women to gain this honour since the foundation of the RA in 1768.

In this 2-hour session, you will learn about her life and career, her style, and the subject matter she focused on. Some of the works we will study are well-known, such as her 1913 daring self-portrait with a nude model, her paintings from Cornwall, and her clever portrait of Ruby Loftus during the Second World War.

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