Edward Loxton Knight

Edward Loxton Knight (1905 – 1993) was born in Long Eaton, Nottinghamshire, England where he studied at the local grammer school before entering Nottingham School of Art. He was elected member of the Colour Gravure Society, the Royal Society of British Artists, The Pastel Society, the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolour.  He exhibited with the New Group and extensively throughout his country and abroad. He held solo exhibitions at the Brooks Street Gallery, Chapel Bar Gallery in Nottingham and even the Carl Fischer Gallery in New York. Edward is known for his much-prized series of woodcuts produced in the 1920s inspired by the teaching of his headmaster at Long Eaton Grammar School, Samuel Clegg.  Edward was encouraged to take an interest in art by Clegg, and he went on to teach him how to make colour woodcuts.  Works by him are in many public collections in Britain and abroad.  He was also one of that select group of artists whose work belongs to the golden age of the British Railway Poster.

The Sandeman Lady, by Loxton Knight Poster version

While being a student at the Nottingham Art College in 1925 he designed what is probably his bést known and everlasting image, the striking and somewhat sinister silhouette lady-figure for Sandeman Port. Certainly his bést known achievement and milestone in the world of antique advertising since the design is  – even 100 years later – still immediately recognized worldwide and related to the Sandeman port brand.   Amongst international collectors without any doubt, ” The Sandeman Lady, by Loxton Knight ” is one of the most exclusive, most decorative, most wanted and therefore also among the most expensive antique enamel advertising signs in the world.