Louis Aston Knight 1873-1948 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.
Toledo Luxembourg/Paris Rochester Memorial Art Gallery Museum in Newark, N.J
Awards: Bronze Medal, Paris Salon 1900 Honorable Mention, Paris Salon 1901 Gold Medal, Rheims Exposition 1903 Gold Medal, Nantes Exposition 1904 Gold Medal, Lyons Exposition 1904 Gold Medal, Geneva Exposition 1904 Third Class Medal, Paris salon 1905 Gold Medal, American Art Society 1907 Knighted into the Legion of Honor, 1920
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