Dame Laura Knight Photographic Archive

Scope and Content

Collection consists of, mainly black and white photographs, of Laura Knight's paintings and of subjects associated with her paintings. The photographs are arranged by subject and include: personal photographs, including portraits of Laura Knight; landscapes; circus people; people and dancers. Poster advertising Laura Knight exhibition, Nottingham 1989. .

Administrative / Biographical History

Dame Laura Knight (1877-1970) was one of Britain's most popular artists during the first half of the twentieth century. She is chiefly known for her technically accomplished paintings of circus and ballet scenes.

Access Information

Access for visitors is by appointment only.

Other Finding Aids

List available at the Library (database)

Archivist's Note

Description by Althea Greenan, MAKE 2002. Submitted to the Archives Hub as part of Genesis 2009 Project.


'The Graphic Work of Laura Knight' by G Frederic Bolling and Valerie A Withington, Scholar Press, 1993. 'The Magic of a Line' by Laura Knight (autobiography) 1965.

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