Barbara Morden has come up with a gem, it stands out and stays on the mind more than any photo or painting. This biography is a book I recommend to all collectors and lovers of Laura Knight and her works. --R. John Croft, Laura Knight Trust and great nephew to the artist
The author's much-anticipated biography of Dame Laura Knight appears at a time of renewed interest in the artist. Informed, accurate, well-presented and, above all, entertaining, this is a book that will generate much pleasure. --Neil Walker, Curator, Djanogly Art Gallery, University of Nottingham
An overdue and engrossing life of one of the most popular British artists of the 20th century. --Rosie Broadley, Associate Curator, National Portrait Gallery
About the Author
Barbara C. Morden is a cultural historian, writer and lecturer in art history and literary studies. Dr Morden is well known for her informed, articulate and entertaining public lectures as well as for her publications, notably John Martin: Apocalypse Now! an illustrated biography of the 19th century painter and engraver which was published to much acclaim in 2010. With this latest book on Dame Laura Knight, Barbara has once again brought her enthusiasm and scholarship together in honour of another much-loved British artist.