Bell, John (1811–1895), sculptor and designer, was born on 19 August 1811 at Hopton, Suffolk (now Norfolk), the eldest of the eight children of Samuel Bell (1769–1844) and his wife, Sarah, of Hopton Hall. He was a cousin of the music teacher Sarah Glover (1786–1867)...
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Black, Sir Misha (1910–1977), architect and industrial designer, was born on 16 October 1910 in Baku, Russia, the second of the three sons (there was also a daughter) of Lionel Tcherny (1885–1960), merchant, and his wife, Sophia Divinska (d. c.1970), who took him at the age of eighteen months to ...
Maker Gordon Lawson
Coates, Wells Wintemute (1895–1958), architect and industrial designer, was born on 17 December 1895 in Tokyo, Japan, the eldest of the six children of the Revd Dr Harper Havelock Coates (1865–1934), Canadian-born Methodist medical missionary and professor of philosophy and comparative religion at the ...
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Day, Lewis Foreman (1845–1910), decorative artist and industrial designer, was born at Peckham Rye, Surrey, on 29 January 1845, the son of Samuel Hulme Day, wine merchant in the City of London, of an old Quaker family of Essex, which claimed descent from ...
Maker Lewis Morley
Gardner, (Leslie) James (1907–1995), designer and graphic artist, was born on 29 December 1907 at 26 Stacey Road, Hendon, Middlesex, the son of Frederick James Gardner, a commercial traveller, and his wife, Flora May, formerly Jarvis. He was brought up in somewhat unhappy family circumstances in suburban ...
Geoffrey V. Adams
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, ...
Kinneir, (Richard) Jock (1917–1994), typographer and graphic designer, was born at the Louise Margaret Hospital, Aldershot, Hampshire, on 11 February 1917, the son of Guy Kinneir (1892–1964), a second lieutenant in the Manchester regiment and later a medical practitioner, and his wife, Helen Elizabeth Margaret, ...