Louis Aston Knight was a French born American artist noted for his paintings of landscapes. One of his collectors was U.S. President Warren G. Harding who purchased paintings for the White House. He first exhibited his work at the Paris Salon in 1894 and continued exhibiting there throughout his lifetime, winning honorable mention in 1901. He was noted for his ability to render “the transparency, reflections and movements of water.” Knight’s work is exhibited at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. He was promoted to officer of the Legion d’honneur, the highest decoration in France in 1927. His auction record is $108,000. Secured at Sotheby’s NY, in 2005.
19th, 20th & 21st Century American Paintings