Winifred Knights

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Knights, Winifred

1899 – 1947

Winifred Knights was born in Streatham, London in 1899. She studied at the Slade School of Fine Art (1915’17, 1918’20 and 1926’27) . In 1919 she jointly won the Slade Summer Composition Competition with A Scene in a Village Street with Mill-Hands Conversing. In 1920, she became the first woman to win the Scholarship in Decorative Painting awarded by the British School at Rome. She remained in Italy until December 1925, marrying fellow Rome Scholar Thomas Monnington (1902’1976) in April 1924. On her return to England, Knights received a commission to paint an altarpiece for the Milner Memorial Chapel in Canterbury. A major commission for the Earl of Crawford and Balcarres, on which she had been working for five years, remained unconcluded at her early death, aged 47.
Throughout her life, Winifred Knights produced work through which she explored women’s autonomy. Presenting herself as the central protagonist, and selecting models from her inner circle, she rewrote and reinterpreted fairy tale and legend, biblical narrative and pagan mythology. She was the subject of a retrospective exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery in 2016.

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Winifred Knights

ARTIST

Knights, Winifred

1899 – 1947

Winifred Knights was born in Streatham, London in 1899. She studied at the Slade School of Fine Art (1915’17, 1918’20 and 1926’27) . In 1919 she jointly won the Slade Summer Composition Competition with A Scene in a Village Street with Mill-Hands Conversing. In 1920, she became the first woman to win the Scholarship in Decorative Painting awarded by the British School at Rome. She remained in Italy until December 1925, marrying fellow Rome Scholar Thomas Monnington (1902’1976) in April 1924. On her return to England, Knights received a commission to paint an altarpiece for the Milner Memorial Chapel in Canterbury. A major commission for the Earl of Crawford and Balcarres, on which she had been working for five years, remained unconcluded at her early death, aged 47.
Throughout her life, Winifred Knights produced work through which she explored women’s autonomy. Presenting herself as the central protagonist, and selecting models from her inner circle, she rewrote and reinterpreted fairy tale and legend, biblical narrative and pagan mythology. She was the subject of a retrospective exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery in 2016.

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Paradise,1921
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Compositional study for The Flight into Egypt, circa 1938
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Study for the Marriage at Cana with a self portrait, circa 1923
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Portrait of Colin Gill, c.1921
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Study of Ophrys Bertolonii, commonly known as Bertoloni’s Bee Orchid, circa 1925
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Portrait Study of Colin Gill, c.1921
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Study of a Seated Woman for The Santissima Trinita
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Cartoon for Scenes from the Life of Saint Martin of Tours
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Study of Lineholt Farmhouse Facade, c. 1932
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Figure study, St Martin’s altarpiece, circa 1928
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Study for St Martin altarpiece, angel from the waist down
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Italian Landscape, circa 1924
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Study for Scenes from the Life of St Martin of Tours, circa 1929
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The original cartoon for The Deluge, 1920
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Landscape study for Santissima Trinita, circa 1924
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Landscape with Fence, c. 1920
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Owl, circa 1922
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Study for Blue Bells, circa 1937
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Study for the Marriage at Cana, seated nude, three quarter frontal view, circa 1924
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Illustration to Algernon Blackwood’s The Centaur, 1915
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Self Portrait, circa 1916
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Self Portrait inspired by a fashion plate, circa 1914
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Study for St Martin’s Altarpiece, Canterbury Cathedral, circa 1932
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Self-portrait sketching at a table
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Landscape study for Santisima Trinita, circa 1924
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Figure Study, Scenes from the Life of St Martin of Tours, circa 1929