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Thomas Frederick McKnight (b.1941) - 20th Century Silkscreen, Gothic Interior

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A strikingly vibrant screen printed interior view by the well-listed American artist Thomas Frederick McKnight (b.1941), depicting a gothic interior of a drawing room, with a view towards the ocean, and classically styled furniture. McKnight has a distinctively recognisable style, and his work is highly collectable. Signed in graphite to the lower edge, and inscribed '134/150' in Roman numerals to the lower left. On wove.

Condition

In very good condition overall. There is a small yellow mark of discolouration to the lower white border, and a surface crease in the paper. Very light scuffing to the upper edge.

Size

66.5 x 75cm (26.2" x 29.5")
Sheet: 80 x 87.8cm (31.5" x 34.6")

Artist Biography

Thomas Frederick McKnight (b.1941) is an American artist, born in Lawrence, Kansas. He attended Wesleyan University, a small liberal arts college in Middletown, Connecticut, where he was one of only five art majors. He spent his junior year in Paris. After a year of graduate work in art history at Columbia University, in 1964 McKnight found a job at Time Magazine where he would work for eight years, interrupted by a two-year stint in the U. S. Army in South Korea. In 1972 McKnight left Time, summered on the Greek island of Mykonos, and commenced painting in earnest. Throughout the 1980s McKnight’s art, mainly limited edition serigraph prints, became increasingly popular. In 1994 he was commissioned by the White House to paint the first of three images for President Clinton’s official Christmas card. McKnight’s work is represented in the permanent collection of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, as well as in the Smithsonian Institution.

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Code pt189
Artist Thomas Frederick McKnight (b.1941)
Date 20th Century
Dimensions 66.5 x 75cm
Framed No
Medium Serigraph
Style Illustration Art
Subject Interiors
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