Exhibition Histories – Lifetime

Artists’ Exhibitions held in their lifetimes and since:

How many artists have had so many exhibitions in their lifetime and since?

Coloured exhibition titles identify exhibitions solely devoted to the artists’ works.

UK Lifetime:

1970 Dame Laura Knight (106 works) For Nottingham Festival. Nottingham Castle Museum
1970 Dame Laura Knight Circus Paintings Aquascutum Ltd., London
1969 Laura Knight 75 Years of Painting ( 93 works) Upper Grosvenor Galleries, London
1968 Laura Knight Etchings and Drawings ( 79 works) Upper Grosvenor Galleries, London)
1967 Dame Laura Knight Water colours and drawings and Harold Knight Oil paintings (65 Laura
and 28 Harold works) Upper Grosvenor Galleries, London
1965 Dame Laura Knight – Retrospective exhibition ( 260 WORKS) Royal Academy, London
1963 Paintings and Drawings by Dame Laura Knight (82 works) Worthing Art Gallery
1963 Paintings and Drawings, Dame Laura Knight DBE RA RWS RE (73 works) Long Eaton Library, Derbyshire
1963 Laura Knight Paintings and Drawings Upper Upper Grosvenor Galleries, London
1955 Laura Knight – Collection of watercolour drawings, Colnaghi, London
1953 Famous British Artists (5 works) Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield
1952 Laura Knight Water colours and oil paintings Ian McNichols Galleries, Glasgow
1946 Laura Knight Paintings and Drawings Ian McNichols Galleries, Glasgow
1944 “Salute the Soldier” Paintings and drawings by Dame Laura and Harold Knight (26 Laura
and 2 Harold Knight) The Park Hotel, Colwall, Herefordshire
1939 Laura Knight – Recent paintings Leicester Art Galleries, London
1937-1938 63rd Autumn Exhibition (48 works) Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
1935 Artists against Fascism and War held by many artists 28 Soho Square, London
1934 Watercolours and Drawings by Laura Knight (51 works) Leicester Art Galleries, London
1934 Watercolours and Oil Paintings by Laura Knight and Harold Knight (98 Laura and 40 Harold
Knight works) Nottingham Castle Museum
1934 Paintings and Drawings by Laura Knight and Harold Knight, Leicester Museum and Art Gallery
1933 Paintings and Drawings by Dame Laura Knight and Harold Knight (108 Laura and 25 Harold
Knight works) Laing Art Gallery and Museum Newcastle upon Tyne
1932 Laura Knight Watercolour and drawings,(40works) Leicester Galleries London
1931 Laura Knight Oil paintings Watercolours Etchings and posters ( 57 works) The Usher Art Gallery, Lincoln
1931 Paintings, watercolours and etchings by Dame Laura Knight Cleveland Art Institute, Chicago, followed by tours to Pittsburgh and Howard Young Galleries, New York USA
1931 Paintings and Prints by Dame Laura Knight ( 711944; works) The Art Gallery of Toronto
1930 Circus Folk by Laura Knight ( 72 works) The Alpine Club, London
1928 Amsterdam Olympics where Laura Knight won a Silver Medal for her work “Boxers”.
1928 Laura Knight Paintings and Drawings (59 works), Leicester Galleries, London
1926 Laura Knight Etchings and Aquatints, Leicester Galleries London, then toured to Alex Reid & LeFevre, Glasgow
1926 Oil Paintings Water Colours Etchings and Aquatints by Laura Knight ( 55 works) The Medici Galleries, Bournemouth
1922 Paintings and Drawings by Laura Knight ( 64 works) Alpine Club Gallery, London
1920 Pictures of the Russian Ballet by Laura Knight (31 works) Leicester Galleries London
1918 Camp Life and other pictures by Laura Knight (28 works) , Leicester Galleries, London
1915 Watercolours by Laura Knight and Lamorna Birch, Fine Arts Society, London.
1915 Panama – Pacific International Exposition (won Gold Medal) San Francisco
1914 Paintings and Drawings by Harold and Laura Knight, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, USA
1912 Cabinet Pictures and watercolour drawings by Harold Knight and Laura Knight ( 36 works),
Leicester Galleries, London
1910 British Section, Venice Biennale ( 1 work) and again in 1914 and 1924.
1908 Dutch Life and Landscape, Leicester Galleries, London
1908 First exhibits at Women’s International Art Club (1 work)
1907 Paintings and watercolours of Life and Landscape by Harold Knight and Laura Knight
( 69 works) Leicester Galleries, London
1906 Dutch Life and landscape by Mr and Mrs Harold Knight (35 works) Leicester Galleries London
1904 Staithes Art Club ( 3 Mrs Harold and 4 Harold Knight works) Staithes, Yorkshire
1903 First acceptance of work( Mother and Child) by The Royal Academy and continuously thereafter.
1903 Staithes Art Club ( 4 Laura Knight and 3 Harold Knight works) Staithes Yorkshire
1902 Staithes Art Club ( 2 Laura Johnson and 4 Harold Knight works) Staithes, Yorkshire
1901 First exhibit at Society of Oil Painters, London ( 1 work)

Laura Knight exhibited at the following bodies/Institutes continuously during her lifetime:

  • The Royal Academy , London ( 290 works) exhibited every year from 1903 to her death in 1970 except for two years 1918 and 1922
  • The Royal Society of Painters in Watercolour, London (191 works): 1909 – 1917 ; 1919; 1921; 1923 -1935; 1937; 1952; 1954; 1955
  • Society of Women Artists, London (115 works) 1931 – 1940; then 1949 – 1970 , where the artist was elected President in 1932 and remained as such until her death in 1970

The artists’ works have been exhibited at most of the UK’s Public Galleries during their lifetimes and also at many posthumously and include amongst others:

Aberdeen; Birmingham; Blackburn; Blackpool; Bolton; Brighton; Bury; Canterbury; Cardiff; Coventry; Doncaster; Dover; Dundee; Edinburgh; Falmouth; Glasgow; Harlow; Harrogate; Hereford; High Wycombe; Hull; Leeds; Leicester; Museum of London; The Tate; Manchester; Merthyr Tydfil; Newport; Oldham; Preston; Rochdale; Sheffield; Southport; Stoke; Truro; Wakefield; Whitby; Wolverhampton;

Laura Knight Worldwide exhibitions during her Lifetime include:

The Art Gallery of Toronto: 1919; 1925; 1926; 1928; 1930; 1931; 1932; 1933; 1935; 1938.
Art Institute of Chicago 1914
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh: 1914; 1930; 1933; 1936; 1937; 1938; 1939; 1944;1950.
London International Society 1919; 1921
Panama – Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco 1915
Paris Salon and Vlll Olympiad in Paris: 1923 and 1924 respectively
Royal British Colonial Society, formerly the Royal Empire Society 1909
Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts, Scotland 1906; 1914; 1919; 1932
Royal Hibernian Library, Dublin, Eire: 1904; 1905; 1906; 1908; 1912; 1940
Royal Scottish Society 1917

The artists’ works have also been exhibited in many Worldwide Galleries during both their lifetimes and posthumously simply as part of the Gallery’s own collection exhibitions and include amongst others:

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
Art Gallery of New South wales, Sydney, Australia
Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand
Iziko Museums of Cape Town, South Africa
Johannesburg Art gallery, South Africa
Kimberley William Humphries Art Gallery, South Africa
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Perth Art Gallery and Museum, Australia
Queensland Art gallery, Australia
Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Rehovot, The Weizmann House, Israel
Wellington, The Museum of New Zealand.

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