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Abbey, Edwin Austin (1852–1911), illustrator and painter, was born at 315 Race Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 1 April 1852, the eldest of the three children of William Maxwell Abbey (1827–1897), a merchant of French and English descent, and Margery Ann Kiple (1825–1880), who was descended from German and Irish immigrants. He was educated in ...

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Abell, William (d. 1474), manuscript artist, is associated by documentary evidence only with the consolidation charter of Eton College of March 1446, for which he was paid £1 6s. 8d. But a number of other works can be attributed to him on stylistic grounds, including the similarly illuminated charter for ...

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Alexis Master (fl. c. 1120–c. 1140), manuscript artist, was active at St Albans Abbey, and probably at Bury St Edmunds Abbey, in the 1120s and 1130s. The name 'Alexis Master', first coined in German by the art historian Adolph Goldschmidt...

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Appleton, Honor Charlotte (1879–1951), artist in black and white, was born on 4 February 1879 at 30 St Michael's Place, Brighton, Sussex, one of four children of John Hoblyn Appleton (1834/5–1881), formerly vicar of St Mark's, Staplefield, Sussex, and his wife, Georgina Rachel Maud, ...

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Armstead, Henry Hugh (1828–1905), sculptor and illustrator, was born in Bloomsbury, London, on 18 June 1828, the fourth and youngest son of John Armstead, and his wife, Ann, daughter of Hugh Dyer of Belfast. John Armstead was a heraldic chaser and Henry Hugh Armstead...

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Henry Hugh Armstead (1828–1905) by John Evan Hodgson, 1884 Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums Collections

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Attwell [married name Earnshaw], Mabel Lucie (1879–1964), illustrator, was born at 182 Mile End Road, London, on 4 June 1879, the sixth child of Augustus Attwell, a butcher, of Mile End, and his wife, (Emily) Ann, the daughter of George Harris, a coach builder. ...

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Austen, John Archibald (1886–1948), artist and book illustrator, was born on 5 January 1886 at 19 George Street, Buckland, Kent, the son of Walter John Clement Austen, a journeyman joiner, and his wife, Priscilla Jane Hooker. He initially trained as a carpenter, but in 1906 he moved to ...

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Austen, Winifred Marie Louise (1876–1964), artist and illustrator, was born in Ramsgate, Kent, on 12 July 1876, the only daughter of Josiah Austin, a Cornish naval surgeon, and his wife, Fanny, née Mann. She altered the spelling of her surname from Austin to ...

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Badmin, Stanley Roy (1906–1989), illustrator, painter, and printmaker, was born at 8A Niederwald Road, Sydenham, London, on 18 April 1906, the second child of Charles James Badmin, a schoolmaster, and his wife, Margaret (Madge) Raine, both of whom had come from Somerset. Important in his development into the essential illustrator of the English countryside were family holidays to ...