Available works by: Gwen Knight  American / Born in Barbados (1913 - 2005)  

Whenever Gwen Knight was asked why she made art, she always answered the same way.  “I just knew I wanted to do it, so I did it whenever I could.”  It was this mentality that would drive Knight throughout her life.  She was primarily a self-motivated artist, and not dependent upon what she described as “outer stimulation.”  Her self-reliance can be attributed, at least in part, to the difficulty she expressed in finding support and encouragement as a woman artist in Harlem, New York in the 30s and 40s.  When she was in school, Knight says her teachers just didn’t push women artists.  They had to push themselves. Despite the initial lack of commercial interest in her paintings at the time, Knight found other outlets for her creativity, primarily as a dancer.  Knight’s interest in dance and physical expression in turn influenced her painting and prints.  “Dance is the way I draw, the way I work.  I am interested in gesture.” 

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Gwen Knight : The White Dress at Davidson Galleries

Gwen Knight (1913 - 2005)

The White Dress

Medium: Silkscreen
Year: 1999
Signature: Signed, titled, dated and numbered in pencil
Printer: Lou Stovall, master printer at Workshop Inc., Washington D.C. Workshop Inc. blindstamp lower right
Publisher: Spradling / Ames
Provenance: Francine Seders Gallery. COA from Workshop Inc. signed by Lou Stovall accompanies the print.
Size: 22 x 17-1/2 inches
Stock Number: 46008c
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Gwen Knight : New Orleans at Davidson Galleries

Gwen Knight (1913 - 2005)

New Orleans

Medium: Silk screen print
Year: 2002
Edition : 38/100
Signature: Signed in pencil
Printer: Lou Stovall, master printer at Workshop Inc., Washington D.C. Workshop Inc. blindstamp lower left
Size: 16-1/2 x 14-1/4 inches
Condition: Pristine
Stock Number: 46043c
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