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Louis Aston Knight    (American, 1873-1948)




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Biography
1900 Bronze Medal, Paris Salon
1901 Honorable Mention, Paris Salon
1903 Gold Medal, Rheims Exposition
1904 Gold Medal, Nantes Exposition
Gold Medal, Lyons Exposition
Gold Medal, Geneva Exposition
1905 Third Class Medal, Paris salon
1907 Gold Medal, American Art Society
1920 Knighted into the Legion of Honor
Louis Aston Knight was the son of internationally famed American artist Daniel Ridgeway Knight. He was born in Paris on August 3, 1873, and died in New York City, May 8,1948.
Starting in 1892, Aston Knight attended Academie Julian for several years, where he studied classical figure painting under Jules Lefebvre and Tony Robert-Fleury. Early on he and his Father realized that there should be a basic distinction between their respective artwork. They reached an informal understanding: Ridgeway Knight always introduced one or more figures in his landscapes, whereas Aston Knight never placed figures in his scenes.
Aston Knight was a regular exhibitor at the Paris Salons and was a member of the French and American Art Society. He also was a member of the Rochester Art Club in Rochester New York.

Exhibitions
1908 Corcoran Gallery Washington, DC
1906 - 1907 American Art Society Philadelphia
1904 Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
1902 Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
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