About the Artist
Louis Aston Knight (1873-1948) was the son of the American expatriate painter,
Daniel Ridgway Knight. Louis Aston Knight was born in America and
began studying art at the Pennsylvania Academy of Art. In 1872, he
traveled to Paris and continued to study at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts.
Thereafter, he remained in Europe, and studied in the academic studios
of the Romantic Salon painters, Jules Ernst Meissonier and Charles Gleyre
and the Impressionists, Pierre Auguste Renoir and Alfred Sisley.