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Knights, Winifred, 1899-1947


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  • Fuller Name

    • Winifred Margaret
  • Variants

    • Monnington, Winifred Knights, 1899-1947
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1899-06-05
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1947-02-07
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Streatham (London, England)
    • Death Place

        (naf) London (England)
    • Gender

        female
    • Associated Language

        eng
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  • Sources

    • found: Winifred Knights, 1899-1947, 1995:p. 7 (b. June 5, 1899, Streatham, London) p. 11 (d. Feb. 7, 1947, London) p. 7, etc. (artist)
    • found: Winifred Knights, 1899-1947, 2016:page 2 of jacket (Winifred Knights (1899-1947) is one of the outstanding, but until recently neglected, British women painters of the first half of the 20th century)
    • found: Wikipedia, October 25, 2016(Winifred Knights; Winifred Margaret Knights (1899-1947) was a British painter. Amongst her most notable works are The Marriage at Cana produced for the British School at Rome, which is now in the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and her winning Rome Scholarship entry The Deluge which is now held by Tate Britain. Knights' style was much influenced by the Italian Quattrocento and she was one of several British artists who participated in a revival of religious imagery in the 1920s, while retaining some elements of a modernist style; she pursued formal art training at the Slade School of Fine Art from 1915-1917 and again from 1918-1920; in 1919, Knights painted Leaving the Munitions Works and won the Slade Summer Composition Prize for Mill Hands on Strike; the following year she became the first woman in England to win the prestigious Scholarship in Decorative Painting awarded by the British School at Rome with her critically acclaimed painting The Deluge; in 1920 she became engaged to fellow student Arnold Mason and moved to Italy to complete her scholarship; she remained in Rome from 1920 to 1925; the relationship with Mason ended and she married fellow Rome Scholar Thomas Monnington on 23 April 1924; Knights returned to the Slade in the years 1926-1927 and exhibited at both the Imperial Gallery in Kensington and the Duveen Gallery; in 1929 Knights was elected to the New English Art Club, but never exhibited with them; Knights died from a brain tumor in London in 1947 at the age of 47)
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    • 2002-04-04: new
    • 2016-10-27: revised
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