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Adams, Norman Edward Albert (1927–2005), artist, was born on 9 February 1927 in a flat at 74 Shernhall Street, Walthamstow, Essex, the only child of Albert Henry Adams (1900–1975), a London Transport clerk, and his wife, Elizabeth Winifred Rose, née Humphries (1906–2000). The family moved shortly afterwards to ...

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Freedman, Barnett (1901–1958), artist and designer, was born in the East End of London on 19 May 1901, the son of Louis Freedman, a journeyman tailor, and his wife, Reiza Ruk, both Jewish immigrants from Russia. Since he suffered from persistent ill health, ...

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Gray, Milner Connorton (1899–1997), artist and designer, was born on 8 October 1899 in Blackheath, London, the second son and the second of the five children of Archibald Campbell Gray (d. 1944?), a member of the Baltic exchange, and of his wife, ...

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Hogarth, (Arthur) Paul (1917–2001), artist and illustrator, was born Arthur Hoggarth at 28 Caroline Street, Kendal, Westmorland, on 4 October 1917, the son of Arthur Hoggarth, later Hogarth, a butcher then serving as a pioneer in the Royal Engineers, and his wife, Janet, ...

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Edward McKnight Kauffer (1890–1954) by Carl Van Vechten, 1934 © The Van Vechten Trust; National Portrait Gallery, London

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Kauffer, Edward McKnight (1890–1954), artist and graphic designer, was born Edward Kauffer in Great Falls, Cascade county, Montana, USA, on 14 December 1890, the only son of John and Anna Kauffer. His parents were first- and second-generation immigrants to the United States, his father of Hanseatic German stock, his mother of Swedish origin. ...

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Lamb, Lynton Harold (1907–1977), artist and book designer, was born in Hyderabad, India, on 15 April 1907, the second son of a Methodist minister, the Revd Frederick Lamb, and his wife, (Charlotte) Annie Brown. He was educated at Kingswood School, Bath, and at the ...

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Leete, Alfred Ambrose Chew (1882–1933), graphic artist, was born in Thorpe Achurch, Northampton, on 28 August 1882, the eldest of the five surviving children of John Alfred Leete, farmer, and his wife, Harriet Eliza, née Chew. In 1893 his father's ill health prompted the family to move to ...

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Leighton, John [pseud. Luke Limner] (1822–1912), artist and book cover designer, was born on 15 September 1822, the first of seven children of John Leighton (1800–1883), bookbinder and publisher, and his wife, Sarah (1799–1877), daughter of the artist James Baynes (1766–1837). His father was in business with his uncle ...

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John Leighton [Luke Limner] (1822–1912) by Herbert Watkins, late 1850s © National Portrait Gallery, London