Art: First Lady

The Royal Academy included in 1768 (the year it was founded) two women members.** From that day to this no woman had been a segment of the sacred circle, until last week. Mrs. Laura Knight, "England's greatest woman painter," is the new Associate Academician.

At the Nottingham School of Art in 1903, Laura Johnson met Harold Knight. Soon they married and pursued together the trade of painting pictures. Together they passed from the stage of conscientious nature imitation to the artist's inevitable urge for expression. Also, they struggled with relentless poverty,...

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