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Winifred Knights (1899-1947)

Inspired by the masterpieces of Italian Early Renaissance artists, painstakingly exact in her working methods, and even declared a genius, Winifred Knights (1899-1947) is one of the most original, pioneering British artists of the first half of the 20th century.

The first major retrospective of the award-winning Slade School artist, this exhibition will reunite all her completed paintings for the first time since their creation, including the apocalyptic masterpiece The Deluge, 1920, which attracted immense critical acclaim.

Knights worked with determination and extreme attention to detail, and all five of her major works were supported by exquisite and numerous studies. As well as her five most famous works - A Scene in a Village Street, with Mill Hands Conversing (1919), The Deluge (1920), The Marriage at Cana (1923), Santissima Trinita (1924-30) and Scenes From The Life of St Martin of Tours (1928-1933) - nearly 120 intricate preparatory studies, illustrations and portraits will provide a true insight into the artistic processes of this incredibly talented and under-appreciated woman artist. 

A Canadian Friends of Dulwich Picture Gallery exhibition

Winifred Knights is part of Dulwich Picture Gallery’s Modern British series, a programme of exhibitions devoted to critically neglected Modern British artists.

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