Oil on canvas 18 x 16 inches
This work has never been exhibited.
Portrait of Laura’s sister Evangeline Agnes Croft (nee Johnson) 1875 – 1946 in Eva’s studio in her home The Old Vicarage, Bearsted, Kent.
Eva studied before the Great War in “The Ecole des Beaux Arts” under Monsieur Degrave at St Quentin and became a well-known textile design artist.
Eva provided designs for many of the best known textile and fabric manufacturers before the last World War that included amongst others – Warner Fabrics; – Donald Bros, Dundee.
Eva’s work was exhibited in The British Pavilion at the 1937 Paris International Exhibition, Glasgow and by Sundour Fabrics at the Royal Academy exhibition.
Eva also designed pottery for Clarice Cliff and was the person who introduced her sister Laura to ceramic design work.
Eva died shortly after the completion of this work on 5th July 1946
© Reproduced with permission of The Estate Dame Laura Knight DBE RA 2020 All Rights Reserved