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2020 marks the centenary of Winifred Knights becoming the first woman to be awarded the prestigious Prix de Rome with her epic The Deluge (Tate). Winning the prize against three much older male artists was a transformative experience for the 21-year old Knights, who gained instant fame for the breathtaking originality of her style. ‘Girl Artist Remodels the Flood!’ blasted the front-page headline of the Daily Graphic, who described the painting ‘as an example of anarchy in art, original, tragic, and inspiring and something distinctly new and compelling in its treatment of a great theme’.
"In contemporary painting Gillian Carnegie's work stands apart, quietly, calmly and insistently uncanny, with an emotional tenor unlike anything else in art today."
Artist Gillian Carnegie takes a pause from work in the studio to talk to Meris Ryan-Goff about the process of preparing for, and creating the Contemporary Painters Series monograph on her paintings...
Posted onLeading British landscape painter Jeremy Gardiner (b.1957) has been awarded the £5000 ING Prize for his work Pendeen Lighthouse, Cornwall at the ING Discerning Eye Exhibition 2013. The ING Discerning Eye Exhibition is a show of small works independently selected by six prominent figures from the art world: two artists, two collectors and two critics. […]