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Adams, Robert (1917–1984), sculptor and designer, was born on 5 October 1917 at Far Cotton, Northamptonshire, the youngest of the three children of Arthur and Emily Adams. From about 1930 to 1951 he lived in Hardingstone, near Northampton. He left school at the age of fourteen and did manual work but probably between 1937 and 1946 attended evening classes, part-time, in life drawing and painting at the ...

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Bell, Robert Anning (1863–1933), artist and designer, was born at 1 Little Street, Andrew Street, St Giles, London, on 14 April 1863, the son of Robert George Bell, a cheesemonger, and his wife, Mary Charlotte Knight. He received his early education at University College School...

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George Frederick Bodley (1827–1907) by unknown photographer, 1899 RIBA Library Photographs Collection

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Bodley, George Frederick (1827–1907), architect and designer, was born at his parents' home, 4 Albion Street, Hull, on 14 March 1827, the sixth child and youngest son of William Hulme Bodley MD (1781–1855) of Edinburgh, physician of the Hull Royal Infirmary, and his wife, ...

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William Butterfield (1814–1900) by Jane Fortescue Coleridge, 1874 by permission of the Warden and Fellows of Keble College, Oxford

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Butterfield, William (1814–1900), architect and designer, was born on 7 September 1814 in London, the second child and eldest son of William Butterfield (1783–1866), chemist and wharfinger, and his wife, Ann (1793–1867), the daughter of Robert Steven, a leather factor of the City of London...

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Casteels, Peter [formerly Pieter] (1684–1749), painter and designer, was born in Antwerp, Southern Netherlands, on 3 October 1684, the son of Pieter Casteels, painter. He was trained by his father and in 1708 arrived in London with his brother-in-law, Peter Tillemans, having been offered work by a picture dealer. He settled readily into ...