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Painter, especially of landscape, and teacher, born in Hove, Sussex, the county which he often depicted and where he settled in Ditchling. Encouraged as a child by an amateur painter father, Knight entered Brighton College of Art soon after World War I, remaining there for four years much influenced by his teacher, Louis Ginnett. Then studied for two years at Royal Academy Schools and etching at Royal College of Art. At college Knight won the Turner Medal and Landseer Scholarship; his prize composition, Llangollen, was bought for the Tate Gallery. In mid-1920s was impressed by the work of John Sell Cotman, and this left a lasting influence on Knight’s watercolours. Taught at Brighton College of Art, being vice-principal from 1959–67. Showed regularly at RA and was a member of RWS and ROI.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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