Both of our galleries will be closed this late May bank holiday Monday
After graduating from Nottingham School of Art Laura Knight lived in the Staithes artists’ colony in Yorkshire and St Ives in Cornwall before finally settling in London in 1919. Arguably the most popular female painter in pre-war Britain her talent for drawing circus, Romany, ballet and equestrian subjects won her an affectionate national following. During her time as an official war artist she was commissioned to depict the Nuremberg Trials. Her paintings have been purchased by the Tate, the British Museum and the Imperial War Museum.