Author Richard Milner: Charles R. Knight, The Artist Who Saw Through Time

On Sunday afternoon, March 25th, 2012, the Conservancy hosted an afternoon devoted to the legacy of one of Bronxville’s artist/residents, Charles R. Knight. The event at the Bronxville Library featured artwork by Knight, a fascinating presentation by Richard Milner, author of a newly published biography of the artist, and some personal recollections of her grandfather given by Rhoda Knight Kalt.

Knight, whose groundbreaking work left its mark on depictions of wildlife and dinosaurs, lived in Bronxville from 1906 to 1918. Locally he is known for the murals he painted at New York’s American Museum of Natural History and the outdoor sculptures at the Bronx Zoo’s Elephant House. The front door of his home at 67 Park is still flanked by two lions’ heads that guard the entrance.

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The Bronxville Historical Conservancy was established in 1998 to further the understanding and appreciation of the history and current life of the Village of Bronxville, New York. The Conservancy furthers its mission through the presentation of programs, publications, lectures, and special events that foster an awareness of the Village’s architectural, artistic, and cultural heritage and lends its support for projects designed to strengthen and preserve those legacies.