Oil Paint and Grease Paint. Autobiography of Laura Knight [COMPLETE SET]


Laura Knight.

Penguin Books. Harmondsworth. 1941. First Penguin edition. First published in 1936. 3 volumes. Paperbacks; classic blue penguin wrappers. 412 pages. 3 portrait frontispieces and 26 hors texte b&w plates. English. 180 x 110mm. 0.25kg. . Very good; light shelf wear to wrappers, light browning to spines and pages, light spotting to rear wrapper of volume two.

The Penguin edition of Dame Laura Knight's autobiography, complete in three volumes. Knight's memoirs recount her difficult childhood and her struggles to become a recognised and successful artist in a male-dominated arena. They explore her art and her depictions of ballet dancers, circus performers, and of marginalised communities, including Gypsies.