Artist - Laura Knight
Laura Knight, born 1877 in Long Eaton, Derbyshire, died 1970. Designed posters for the Underground Group and London Transport 1921-1957
- Educated; Nottingham School of Art;
Laura Knight was also known by the name Dame Laura Knight.
Laura Knight was an accomplished and prolific artist. Her etchings, watercolours and oil paintings were exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1903. At art school she met the painter Harold Knight, whom she later married. They spent much time in Holland before living in Cornwall and finally moving to London in 1918. Knight is best known for her landscapes and depiction of the ballet and circus. She also designed table and glassware for Wedgwood and posters for London Transport. Working as an Official War Artist during the Second World War, she gave a powerful account of the Nuremburg War Crimes trials. Knight was the first women to be elected as a Royal Academician.