Daniel Ridgway Knight

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Daniel Ridgway Knight in his studio.
Un Deuil by Daniel Ridgway Knight, Oil on Canvas, 1882

Daniel Ridgway Knight (15 March 1839 – 9 March 1924) was an American artist born in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.


Knight was a pupil at the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, under Gleyre, and later worked in the private studio of Meissonier. After 1872 he lived in France, having a house and studio at Poissy on the Seine.[1]

He painted peasant women out of doors with great popular success. He earned his first major distinction in France at the Paris Salon in 1882 with his large oil on canvas Un Deuil.[2] He would go on to be awarded the silver medal and Cross of the Legion of Honor, Exposition Universelle, Paris, 1889, and was made a Knight of the Royal Order of St. Michael of Bavaria, Munich, 1893, and receiving the gold medal of honor from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1893.[1]

He died in Paris.[citation needed] His son, Louis Aston Knight (1873–1948), was also known as a landscape painter.[1]

The catalogue raisonné research on Daniel Ridgway Knight's life and work is being conducted by Rehs Galleries, Inc., New York City.[3]



  1. ^ a b c  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Knight, Daniel Ridgway" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 15 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 851.
  2. ^ Société des artistes français (1882). L'exposition des beaux arts (Salon de 1882). Paris: L. Baschet. p. 70.
  3. ^ "Daniel Ridgway Knight". Rehs Galleries, Inc. Retrieved 1 July 2016.


  • The Daily Record, Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, Jan. 11, 1910

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