LANDSCAPE PAINTER ALAN R. KNIGHT HAS IT IN HIS DNA as the great grandson of two 19th century British landscape painters: Joseph P. Knight (considered to be the founder of both the Manchester “school” of artists and the artists’ colony in Betws-y-Coed, Wales) and John Dawson Watson, illustrator of one of the very earliest editions of Robinson Crusoe. Great uncle Dawson Dawson-Watson was a key figure in the Giverny, France, artists’ colony, from which American ex-pats brought home this new thing called Impressionism.
For his own work, Alan converts his earlier career in agricultural and environmental writing into landscape paintings of special places, exhibiting mostly in galleries and shows conducted by the Cooperstown Art Association, the Spencertown Academy Arts Center, and--more recently--the D. Chatowsky Gallery on Block Island.
“A first step in protecting the planet is to appreciate its beautiful places. I paint to foster that appreciation.”
He can be reached at email@example.com
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