C3678226 Laura Knight and the Wild North Sea

This course will introduce students to the school of outdoor painters working in rural communities from the 1870s with reference to Staithes. Laura Knight, her early years and artistic development will be seen in this context.
Between the wars Laura Knight was the most popular British painter, yet it was at Staithes that her career began. In her words and her art she vividly conveyed the life of the remarkable fisherfolk. We will explore the hardships endured by the people of the North Eastern coast's fishing communities and how their way of life inspired the art and writing of this great artist.