Hiver en Normandie, 1926

by Louis Aston Knight

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Louis Aston Knight is most famous for his French landscapes executed in and around his home in Beaumont-le-Roger. Aston looked up to Claude Monet, and visited him from time to time at his home in Giverny. He was particularly impressed with Monet’s gardens, and strove to cultivate a garden as beautiful as the master’s. Knight also awarded prizes each year to the neighboring peasants who kept the nicest gardens. This ensured him of good models for his cottage landscape paintings.

Aston Knight was a favorite of American Presidents in his day. In 1922, President Harding purchased Aston Knight’s painting entitled The Afterglow, to hang in the White House. Knight even held a private exhibition at the White House for President Coolidge during his Presidency.

DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 25.58 x 32.00 ins
64.97 x 81.28 cms
SIGNATURE: Signed and inscribed
MEDIUM: Oil on canvas

 

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Louis Aston Knight was a French-born American artist noted for his paintings of landscapes. One of his paintings, The Afterglow, was purchased by U.S. President Warren G. Harding in 1922 to hang in the White House..

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