W. Nicholas Knight
Old Farm Studio
P.O. Box 1909
Rolla, MO 65402
Inspired by visiting museums at an early age in New York and learning to SEE by a prize winning film photographer father, Nick Knight gained a true appreciation for photographic art. This Shakespearean scholar and professor began exhibiting his works in regional and national shows 20 years ago. His award-winning images now reside in corporate, university, civic and private collections throughout the country. Knight pursues images of beauty in color, form and balance from nature, architecture, action, story and people of interest. His pictures reflect where he has lived and traveled including the Ozarks, Chicago, Connecticut, Cape Cod, New York, Europe and the Middle East.
English Professor Emeritus of Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly UMR), Nick still teaches part time and continues to be a strong advocate for the arts and humanities. He and his wife, Diane, received the Missouri Arts Advocacy Award in 2001. He developed the art section of UMR shortly after being named Chairman of Humanities. Knight is a graduate of Amherst College, Berkeley and Indiana University, and taught at Wesleyan University in Connecticut before coming to the Ozarks. He was a founder of Arts Rolla!, has served on the Governing Board of St. Louis Artists’ Guild where he recently chaired a Smithsonian Juried National Train Art Exhibit, was Chairman of Missouri Humanities Council and is author of several books. He is a Citizen Advisor for the Missouri Arts Council and is in demand as a speaker.
The Knights reside in a restored circa 1859 farmhouse where they have an attached Old Farm Studio, open by appointment.