Publisher: Lutterworth Press (May 1, 1994)
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Arthur Henry Knighton-Hammond used to be born in 1875 at Arnold, Nottingham, the youngest son of a modest shopkeeper and his spouse. Leaving university on the age of eleven, he was once reluctantly apprenticed to a neighborhood watchmaker yet by no means gave up his choice to review paintings and develop into a painter. For a few years he used to be obliged to restrict his ardour to night periods on the Nottingham tuition of artwork and the occasional day snatched from paintings at the pretext of disorder or convalescence. None the fewer, his typical skill shone via, and in 1900 he moved to London to make a dwelling as an artist. This used to be to be the beginning of an extended and prolific occupation, which encompassed classes as a panorama painter, a society portraitist and an commercial artist. Knighton-Hammond's topics ranged from the serene great thing about the Derbyshire dales and the picturesque allure of the French Riviera, to the dynamic interiors of the Dow Chemical Plant in Midland, Michigan, and from the main celebrated figures of his new release to vibrant neighborhood characters in Sussex. His paintings took him everywhere Europe and to the us, even supposing his old flame remained the English nation-state. Admirers and creditors of his artwork incorporated participants of the Greek Royal relations, American industrialists, English aristocrats and fellow artists. Augustus John, famous for his harsh criticisms of his brother artists, exclaimed upon seeing one among Knighton-Hammond's a number of exhibitions in France, "That guy is the best English painter in water-colour of our time". it truly is, then, a curious anomaly that previously there was no biography of this amazing painter and that, because his demise in 1970 on the age of ninety four, his works have acquired little or no consciousness. finally this omission has been rectified with this, the 1st complete biography of 1 of England's nice water-colourists. It features a catalogue raisonnC of the artist's interact with an entire record of his exhibitions and of his work at present in public collections.