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16 May 2018Laura Knight or Evelyn Dunbar: who was the greater artist?
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Laura Knight or Evelyn Dunbar: who was the greater artist? Nicholas Reed Wednesday 16 May 2018

Dame Laura Knight (1877-1970) is generally regarded as the greatest British female artist of the C20.  Evelyn Dunbar (1906-1960) is far less known, but is coming into her own, following the exhibition at Pallant House Gallery in the winter of 2015-16.  Laura Knight’s subjects were wide ranging - ballet to circus, portraits of gypsies and the aristocracy, as well as the Nuremburg Trials. Evelyn Dunbar was the only official female war artist, specialising in views of the Women’s Land Army - milking or baling hay. Who was the greater?