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The Friends of Dame Laura Knight Society are commemorating Laura’s 50th anniversary with an open air exhibition of copies of her work along Church Walk, Malvern.

Dame Laura Knight DBE RA (1877-1970) has strong connections with Malvern as she and her husband Harold lived and worked here for long periods between 1930 – 1960.

Dame Laura Knight is one of the most successful female artists of the 20th C.  From impoverished beginnings (born in Long Eaton, Derbyshire) she became the first woman to be elected a Royal Academician in 1936 and the only woman artist to be given War Commissions in the Two World Wars.

Although the exhibition focuses on work Laura did in Malvern, it also shows examples of her wide range of subject matter such as the theatre, ballet, gypsies, war and portraiture.

Laura’s anniversary is 7th July and the exhibition runs until 4th August.

Details are on the Friends of Dame Laura Knight Society Website: www.lauraknightmalvernhills.co.uk

Did you know you can know purchase a copy of a brand new book on Laura Knight by Heather Whatley.  Pop into Malvern Tourist Information Centre to purchase your own copy at The Lyttelton Well Courtyard, 6 Church Street, Malvern, WR14 2AY.

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