Linda M. Bassett is a third year PhD student (History of Art) at the University of Bristol and is a member of Bristol Doctoral College. Her thesis, Laura Knight: Beyond the Body, focuses on the artist’s representations of women between 1911 and 1930 and examines Knight’s encounters with female subjects in marginal areas. She collaborated with MK Gallery for their 2021 exhibition, Laura Knight: A Panoramic View, and presented at the follow-up conference ‘The Show is On: Laura Knight’s Career and Contexts’
Linda has a professional background in the Criminal Justice System, working for the MoJ before serving as a Police Officer. A mature student, she attained a BA (Hons) in Art History (OU 2017) before completing her MA at Bristol (2019). She is an active member of the History of Art PGR community, has previous experience as a lecturer (Curating the Object) and is currently enrolled on the Bristol Plus award scheme.
Her wider research interests include British art of the early 20th century, 1920s visual culture, women as models and makers of art, and representations of the female body.
Her hobbies include walking, music, 1970’s British comedy, and collecting vintage Action Man figures.