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Louis Aston Knight

(American, 1873–1948)

summer morning by louis aston knight

Louis Aston Knight

Summer Morning

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Biography

Timeline

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

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