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Beck, Henry Charles [Harry] (1902–1974), graphic artist and map designer, was born on 4 June 1902 at 14 Wesley Road, Leyton, Essex, the second child and only son of Joshua Try Beck, variously described as a commercial traveller, and an artist and monumental mason, and ...

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T. F. Henderson

revised by John D. Haigh

Chabot, Charles (bap. 1815, d. 1882), graphologist, was born in Battersea, Surrey, and baptized on 19 March 1815 at St Mary's, Battersea, the second of the three children of Charles Chabot, a lithographer, and his wife, Amy (or Amey), née Pearson; the family was Huguenot. He began as a lithographer in ...

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George Cruikshank (1792–1878) by Daniel Maclise, 1833 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Cruikshank, George (1792–1878), graphic artist, was born on 27 September 1792, and baptized on 6 November at St George's, Bloomsbury Way, London, the second son of Isaac Cruikshank (1764–1811), caricaturist, and his wife, Mary, née MacNaughton (1769–1853). At the time the family lived at ...

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Gilroy, John Thomas Young (1898–1985), graphic artist and portrait painter, was born on 20 May 1898 at 4 Crawhall Terrace, Newcastle upon Tyne, the second son and the fourth of eight children of John William Gilroy, marine artist and technical draughtsman, and his wife, ...

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John Thomas Young Gilroy (1898–1985) self-portrait Garrick Club / the art archive

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Bert Thomas

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Hassall, John (1868–1948), poster designer, was born on 21 May 1868 at Walmer, Kent, the eldest son of Lieutenant Christopher Clark Hassall RN (1838–1876), of a Cheshire family of wine merchants, and his wife, Louisa Sparkes, daughter of the Revd Joseph Butterworth Owen...

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Humphreys, (Henry) Noel (1807–1879), graphic artist and author, was born on 4 January 1807 in Birmingham, the son of James Humphreys and Dorothy Ann Knowles. He was educated at King Edward VI's Grammar School, Birmingham, and received artistic training in Brussels.

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John Lewis

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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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Moore, Thomas Sturge (1870–1944), writer and designer, was born at 3 Wellington Square, St Mary in the Castle, Hastings, on 4 March 1870, the eldest of the four sons (one of whom was the philosopher G. E. Moore) and four daughters of ...

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Joseph Knight

revised by Logan Delano Browning

Phillips, (Israel) Watts (1825–1874), playwright and designer, of Irish extraction, was born on 16 November 1825 at Robert Street, Hoxton, Middlesex, the second son of Thomas Phillips (d. 1850), upholsterer and timber merchant, and his wife, Esther Ann Watts (b. 1800)...