Featured Artist in Collection

Daniel Ridgway Knight (1839-1924)

The Water Carrier

Daniel Ridgway Knight was born in Philadelphia and attended classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts along with Mary Cassatt and Thomas Eakins. Later he settled in Paris (which was the thing to do at the time if one wanted to seriously pursue art), where he spent most of his life. He exhibited regularly at the Paris Salon, also sending his paintings to the United States for exhibitions at the Brooklyn Academy and the National Academy of Design. He was awarded the Medal of Honor from his Alma Mater. He is most well-known for his art of Parisian peasant girls, which was a common realist subject.