Constantine Cornwall

Laura Knight – In the Open Air


Laura Knight – In the Open Air 

Dame Laura Knight (1877 – 1970) was a great celebrity in her time and her work is loved as much today as it was at the height of her fame.  From her earliest days she wanted to paint in the open air, and this work began at Staithes, on the Yorkshire coast, and developed at Laren in Holland.  It came to the fore when she arrived in Cornwall with her husband, Harold, in 1907 and embraced the county’s wonderful light, its seas and rocky coast.  This exhibition includes outdoor paintings executed throughout her long and distinguished career, including depictions of Romany life, the spectacular panoramas below the Malvern Hills and the devastated townscape that forms the backdrop of her famous depiction of the Nuremberg war trials.

An outing is being arranged to visit Penlee House Gallery and Museum, Penzance to see the ‘Laura Knight Exhibition’ on

  Wednesday 4 July 2012.

We will be traveling by mini bus to Penzance leaving Port Navas at 9.30. At the gallery we will be given a brief introduction to the exhibition, There will also be an opportunity to see a selection of the work of the Newlyn School and The Museum’s archeological collection. Lunch and drinks will be available at the licensed café overlooking the attractive park.

The cost will be about £15 per head, depending on whether we can fill the bus. This will include the entrance fee.  Places are limited; we can only take 16, so please book soon . To make your booking and if you need any more information please contact

Patricia Cross, Treviades Wollas, High Cross, Constantine TR11 5RG

01326 340123 email