Talk – Winifred Knights (British Women Painters Series)

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14:00 - 15:00
Ashmolean Museum (in-person and online)
Beaumont Street
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Gallery tours / talks
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Disabled access?
Booking required

One of a series of three talks on British women painters on Thursdays in May-June 2024.

With Peter Vass, Fellow at Oxford Brookes University.

Booking is essential. 

Winifred Knights (1899-1947) was a highly individual artist who adopted a distinctive style of modernism. She trained at the Slade under Henry Tonks and in 1920 painted, as a scholarship piece, The Deluge. It has come to be recognised as her masterpiece.

In the 1920s and 30s, Knights produced a range of remarkable and original works in the company of her husband, Stephen Monnington. She died in 1947, aged 47. No newspaper published her obituary.

This is the first of three in the Making a Mark series of talks about British women painters. Other talks in this series are:
Evelyn Dunbar - Thu 6 Jun
Joan Eardley - Thu 13 Jun