Daniel Ridgway Knight was an American artist, born in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania in 1839. He was a pupil at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, under Gleyre, and later worked in the private studio of Meissonier. After 1872 he lived in France at Poissy on the Seine.
Knight painted peasant women outdoors with great popular success. He earned major distinction at the Paris Salon in 1882 and would go on to receive the Silver Medal and Cross of the Legion of Honor, Exposition Universelle, Paris in 1889. He was made a Knight of The Royal Order of St.. Michael of Bavaria, Munich, 1893; also received the Gold Medal of Honor from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1893. His son was Louis Aston Knight born in 1873 who was also a landscape painter.
19th, 20th & 21st Century American Paintings