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Gwendolyn Knight
Gwendolyn Clarine Knight was an American artist who was born in Bridgetown, Barbados, in the West Indies. Knight painted throughout her life but did not start seriously exhibiting her work until the 1970s. Her first retrospective was put on when she was nearly 90 years old, "Never Late for Heaven: The Art of Gwen Knight," at the Tacoma Art Museum in 2003. Her teachers in the arts included the sculptor Augusta Savage and Jacob Lawrence, whom she married in 1941 and remained married to until his death in 2000. During the course of her career, she received many awards, including the National Honor Award, and two honorary doctorate degrees, from University of Minnesota and Seattle University. With her husband, Knight founded the Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation in 2000, initially to support the early careers of professional artists.
BornMay 26, 1913, Bridgetown, Barbados
DiedFebruary 18, 2005, Seattle, Washington
EducationHoward University, Harlem Community Arts Center
Known forPainting
Notable workWorks Projects Administration (WPA)

About Gwendolyn Knight

Painter Gwendolyn Knight was born on May 26, 1913 in Barbados (She dies at the age of 91, on February 18, 2005).

Painter whose work was featured in a Tacoma Art Museum retrospective in 2003.

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Gwendolyn Knight before becoming famous

Gwendolyn Knight was born in the Zodiac sign Gemini (The Twins), and 1913 is the year of the Chinese Zodiac Ox (牛).

She went to Howard University to study art, but the Great Depression compelled her to drop out.

Achievement of Gwendolyn Knight

In 2000, she and her husband established the Jacob and Painter Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, which helps talented artists.

Gwendolyn Knight's Family, Spouse, Dating and Relationship

She married Painter Jacob Lawrence, whom she met while working on a mural project for the Works Progress Administration.

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She was a key figure in the Harlem Renaissance, alongside Poet Langston Hughes.

Gwendolyn Knight Income & Net worth

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Latest information about Gwendolyn Knight updated on March 15 2023.