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Bemrose, William (1831–1908), writer on wood-carving and ceramics, was born at Derby on 30 December 1831, the second son in a family of three sons and one daughter of William Bemrose of Derby, founder in 1827 of the printing and publishing firm of ...

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Beyer, Ralph Alexander (1921–2008), letter carver and sculptor, was born on 6 April 1921 in Rathenower Strasse in the Tiergarten area of Berlin, the elder son and eldest of three children of Oskar Wilhelm Laurenz Georg Beyer (1890–1964), art historian, and his wife, ...

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Christmas family (per. c. 1610–c. 1640), sculptors, woodcarvers, and pageant artificers, were active in London. Gerard Christmas (bap. 1576, d. 1634) was born into a family that lived on the eastern edge of the City of London and may have come from ...

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Grinling Gibbons (1648–1721) by Sir Godfrey Kneller, c. 1690 The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

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Gibbons, Grinling (1648–1721), woodcarver and sculptor, was born on 14 April 1648 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, one of four known children of James Gibbons (fl. 1637–1659), draper, and Elizabeth Grinling (fl. 1637–1659). Both his parents were English. James Gibbons had been admitted to the freedom of the ...