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W. C. Monkhouse

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Aggas, Robert (c. 1620–c. 1682), landscape and scene painter, was the son of Samuel Agas of St Andrew's parish, Holborn. The family was originally from Stoke by Nayland in Suffolk. Samuel Agas was the son of Edward Aggas, a bookseller and printer, and relative of ...

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Allen, Joseph William (1803–1852), landscape painter, was born in Lambeth, London, the son of Joseph William Allen, a schoolmaster, and his wife, Isabella, and was baptized on 27 November 1803. He attended St Paul's School and also worked there as an assistant master. He was an usher in a school at ...

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Ernest Radford

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Anderson, William (1757–1837), marine painter, was born in Scotland and brought up as a shipwright. His works, usually of small size, show a seaman's knowledge, and his drawing is correct and careful in all that concerns shipping. He painted on one occasion the interior of ...

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Angus, Margaret MacGregor [Peggy] (1904–1993), designer and artist, was born on 9 November 1904 in Coronel, Chile, the tenth surviving child of David Angus (1855–1926), railway engineer, and his wife, Mary, née Wilson (1860–1939), a former teacher. Her parents were originally from Scotland...

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Anthony, (Henry) Mark (1817–1886), landscape painter, was born on 4 August 1817 at Rusholme Lane, Manchester, of Welsh ancestry, the second son of John Anthony, merchant, and his wife, Phoebe. His elder brother, John Anthony (1813–1895), was a physician in Birmingham, traveller, and distinguished microscopist. They moved to ...

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Mary Nicol Armour (1902–2000) by Andy Stark © Andy Stark

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Armour [née Steel], Mary Nicol (1902–2000), still-life and landscape painter, was born at Blantyre, Lanarkshire, on 27 March 1902, the eldest of six children of William Steel, a metal dresser in the steelworks at Blantyre, and his wife, Jabina Gilbert. She won a scholarship to ...

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Ashford, William (1746–1824), landscape painter, was born in Birmingham and baptized at St Martin's parish church on 20 May 1746, the son of Richard Ashford, but made his career in Ireland. Ashford's family must have been of reasonable social standing as when he was eighteen in 1764 he went, according to ...

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Ashington group [pitmen painters] (act. 1934–1983), originated in October 1934 when men, mainly coalminers, from Ashington, Northumberland, began classes in art appreciation. It was a course without precedent in a mining village 16 miles, and a world away, from the nearest art gallery. The class, organized by the ...

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Ernest Radford

revised by Michael Marker

Atkins, Samuel (fl. 1787–1808), marine painter, contributed annually to the Royal Academy between 1787 and 1796 (except in 1790). He was in the East Indies from 1796 to 1804, when he returned to England, and continued to exhibit until 1808. He worked in oil and watercolour, specializing in small-scale shipping scenes. The watercolour collections of the ...