The Big Picture: An Art-O-Biography Natalie Knight and Lana Jacobson Batya Bricker Her mother was a lawyer. Zamie Liknaitzky, whom she married at the age of 19, was also a lawyer. She studied law at the University of the Witwatersrand and, after passing her board exams, was admitted as an attorney. It seemed inevitable that Natalie Knight was set for a legal career. That was not to happen though, as another calling beckoned — the world of the arts. Her change in focus was sparked by her second date with her husband-to-be. "Zamie cancelled a date with someone else and took me to see Margot Fonteyn at the Johannesburg Arts Festival. I was bowled over by the ballet and the opportunity to watch a great star like Fonteyn," Knight recalls in her memoir, The Big Picture: an "Art-O-Biography" that she co-wrote with veteran journalist Lana Jacobson. "Until meeting Zamie, I had never been to a live theatrical show or stepped into an art gallery. Zamie opened a new cultural world. He encourage...

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