November 2022

Dame Laura Knight

Welcome to The Arts Society Brighton & Hove
Tuesday, November 8, 2022 - 10:45
The Brighthelm Centre
North Road Brighton BN1 1YD
Online Event

A lecture looking at the remarkable and fascinating life and career of landscape and portrait artist Dame Laura Knight who also contributed to the war effort during the 1940s. 

In 1936 Dame Laura Knight became the first woman to be elected as a full member of the Royal Academy in London, 168 years after its establishment. In her extraordinary career she painted landscapes, portraits and seascapes, as well as scenes from the circus, the ballet and the theatre. She was the only woman to be given War Commissions in both the First and Second World Wars and the only British artist to cover the Nuremberg Trials of 1946. This lecture provides an overview of her fascinating career and some of the remarkable achievements of her long life. 


Ms Rosalind Whyte

BA and MA from Goldsmith’s College, and an MA (distinction) from Birkbeck College. Experienced guide at Tate Britain, Tate Modern, the Royal Academy and Greenwich. Lectures at Tate, to independent art societies and on cruises. Leads art appreciation holidays.