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In the Spring - Harold Knight - Framed Print - 16"H x 20"W


In the Spring - Harold Knight - Framed Print - 16"H x 20"W

Harold Knight  was an English portrait, genre and landscape painter.

Knight studied at Nottingham School of Art under Wilson Foster. At the School of Art he met fellow artist Laura Johnson, whom he married in 1903. As Laura Knight, she became well known for her paintings of scenes from the ballet, circus etc.

After spending time in Paris, studying art under Jean-Paul Laurens and Benjamin-Constant, Knight moved in 1907, with Laura, to Newlyn, a fishing port in Cornwall, where they became part of the famous Newlyn School.

In the First World War Knight’s principles led him to be a conscientious objector, which earned him the rebuke of many of his colleagues and former friends, and put a strain on his physical and mental health, as he was required to work as a farm labourer. When the War ended, he and Laura moved to London, although they frequently returned to Cornwall to paint.

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