Oil on canvas 23½ x 19½ inches
First known Exhibition: London Royal Academy 1961 No. 296
First met the Knights ion 1914 in Cornwall and from 1919 became very close lifelong friends of the Knights.
Barry Jackson directed the Malvern Theatre Festivals from 1929 to 1937,
In 1913 he became founder of the Birmingham Repertory Theatre. In his lifetime he was also appointed Director of the Royal Opera House, London and Director of the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Stratford on Avon.
Barry Jackson also directed many
plays at the Old Vic Theatre, London, The Queens Theatre London and the London Regent Theatre.
Protégées of Barry Jackson include John Gielgud, Cedric Hardwick, Gwen
Ffrancon Davies and Scott Sunderland amongst many other well-known actors and actresses in his lifetime.
Barry Jackson was knighted in 1925.
This picture and another called Sylvia were the last two pictures exhibited by the artist at The Royal Academy before he died
© Reproduced with permission of The Estate Dame Laura Knight DBE RA 2020 All Rights Reserved