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Laura Knight exhibition at National Portrait Gallery

11 July 2013 Last updated at 17:27 BST

Nottingham artist Dame Laura Knight is the subject of a new exhibition at The National Portrait Gallery.

The artist, who was born in Long Eaton in 1877 and raised in Nottingham, was the first female artist to become a dame in 1929.

She was famous for painting ballerinas, as well as depicting the role of women in World War II.

The exhibition runs until 13 October.

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