I thought i would go back in history a bit today and look at some work by French-born American artist Louis Aston Knight. Louis was born in 1873, died in 1948, after many years of high notability. One of paintings, ‘The Afterglow’ was purchased by U.S President Warren G. Harding in 1922 to hang in the White House. He was privileged enough as a child to be brought up in a home where he was surrounded by art and music, both parents were into creativity, his father being Daniel Ridgway Knight, an American expatriate artist.
He found his favourite subjects in the rushing, crystal clear streams of Normandy, as well as in the movement, flow, and reflections of water everywhere in mountain torrents. Louis’ work is both charming and realistic.