Louis Aston Knight

Louis Aston Knight (1873–1948) was a French-born American artist noted for his paintings of landscapes. One of his paintings, The Afterglow was purchased by U.S. President Warren G. Harding in 1922 to hang in the White House.


Aston Knight, the son of Daniel Ridgway Knight, was born in Paris in 1873. He was raised in Europe and received is early training with his father and later continued his studies with Tony Robert-Fleury and Jules Lefebvre.


Aston Knight exhibited his first work at the Paris Salon in 189and continued exhibiting there throughout his lifetime. His favorite subject matter were the cottages and gardens in the towns surrounding his home in Beaumont-le-Roger.


He married Caroline Ridgeway Brewster at the home of State Senator Joseph Sherman Frelinghuysen, Sr. in Raritan, New Jersey in 1907, and was promoted to officer of the Légion d'honneur, the highest decoration in France, in 1927.














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