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The life and work of an internationally acclaimed painter from Nottingham is to be celebrated in a major exhibition.

The free exhibition – Laura Knight in the Open Air – is being held at the Djanogly Art Gallery, Lakeside Arts Centre, at the University of Nottingham from 22 September until 4 November.

Shona Powell, director at Lakeside Arts Centre, said: “This is a fascinating exhibition which gives visitors a chance to enjoy the paintings of one of this country’s foremost female artists.”

Knight is most famous for her 1920s and 30s paintings of ballet and circus subjects, but her artistic roots lay firmly in the plein air tradition. This exhibition focuses on this element of her work and features some of her best known open air paintings.”

‘Laura Knight in the Open Air’ is a touring exhibition sponsored by Messum’s and curated by Penlee House Gallery & Museum, Penzance.