Thursday, 15 August 2013

Laura Knight II

I previewed Laura Knight Portraits at the beginning of July (CLICK). The exhibition runs until 13 October. Here are two of her portraits of children, found on the Internet, rather than in the exhibition. She painted children as she saw them, not as little cuties. Top is The Piccaninny (1927). I guess that's no longer a politically correct term, but what the hell! It's the title Dame Laura gave to the painting. The girl's name was Juanita and she was convalescing. The portrait below is Susie And The Wash-Basin, probably a gypsy child. She comes across as a real young person. CLICK for the National Portrait Gallery exhibition.

Dame Laura Knight RA - Susie And The Wash-Basin


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