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Laura Knight

Full name: Laura Knight (Johnson-)
Gender: Female
Born: August 4, 1877 in Long Eaton, Derbyshire, Great Britain
Died: July 7, 1970 in Marylebone, Greater London, Great Britain
Title: Dame
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Art Competitions

Related Olympians: Wife of Harold Knight.

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

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Biography

British painter Dame Laura Knight was the wife of Harold Knight. The painter, graphic artist and impressionist was the first woman who dared to draw a self-portrait with a female nude. She had her best period between the two world wars and in 1929 was awarded the title of Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire, as the first woman since the 18th century to be introduced into the Royal Academy. She became best known for her portraits of dancers, actors and circus actors in the early 20th century. Laura and Harold had an influential circle of friends including George Bernard Shaw, T E Lawrence and Augustus John. Her portrait of Shaw was one of her finest works.

After World War II Knight became the official war artist of the Nuremberg trials on the leadership of the Third Reich. She received an “Honorable Mention” in the Arts Competitions at London in 1948 for her Boxing Sketch in the engraving and etchings category, while at Amsterdam in 1928 she won a silver medal.

Results

Mixed Painting, Graphic Arts

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1948 Summer 70 London Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings HM Boxing II

Mixed Painting, Paintings

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1928 Summer 50 Amsterdam Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings 2 Boxers
1928 Summer 50 Amsterdam Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC Repos
1948 Summer 70 London Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC Boxer (Crayon) I
1948 Summer 70 London Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC "Between Runs at Epsom" (Water colour)
1948 Summer 70 London Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC Epsom (Water colour)
1948 Summer 70 London Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC Boxing (Crayon) I
1948 Summer 70 London Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC Between the Rounds (Crayon)
1948 Summer 70 London Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC Boxer (Crayon) II

Mixed Painting, Unknown Event

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1932 Summer 54 Los Angeles Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC Between the Rounds
1948 Summer 70 London Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC Paddock at Ascot I
1948 Summer 70 London Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC Paddock at Ascot II
1948 Summer 70 London Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC Romany Belles
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