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Bedford, Richard Perry (1883–1967), sculptor and curator, was born on 15 November 1883 at 4 Chatsworth Terrace, Berner's Hill, Torquay, Devon, the second son of the four children of George Bedford (d. 1920) and his wife, Maria, née Harris. George Bedford was the principal of ...

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Bellaigue de Bughas, Sir Geoffrey de (1931–2013), art historian and curator, was born on 12 March 1931 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Paris, the son of Vicomte Pierre de Bellaigue de Bughas (1902–1995), mining engineer, and his wife, Marie-Antoinette Gertrude (Toinon) Willemin (1904–1996), who was French governess to princesses ...

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Buckle, (Christopher) Richard Sandford [Dicky] (1916–2001), ballet critic and exhibition organizer, was born on 6 August 1916 at Old Cottage, Warcop, Westmorland, the only child of Lieutenant-Colonel Christopher Galbraith Buckle (d. 1918), of the Northamptonshire regiment, and his wife, Rose Evelyn, née...

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Davies, Sir Martin (1908–1975), art gallery director, was born at Cheyne Walk, London, on 22 March 1908, the younger son and younger child of Ernest Woodbine Davies CBE, who worked at the stock exchange and later as chief inspector of aliens at the ...

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Doort, Abraham van der (1575x85–1640), artist and curator, is thought to have been the son of Peter van der Doort, an engraver from the Netherlands who was active in Hamburg around 1590–1600, and the brother of the painters Isaak and Jacob van (der) Doort...

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Douglas, Sir William Fettes (1822–1891), painter, antiquary, and curator, was born in the parish of St Cuthbert, Edinburgh, on 29 March 1822, eldest son of Douglas James Douglas, accountant with the Commercial Bank of Scotland, and Martha Brook, great-niece of Sir William Fettes, bt...

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Joanna Marie Drew (1929–2003) by Markéta Luskačová, 1987 © Markéta Luskačová/ National Portrait Gallery, London

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Drew, Joanna Marie (1929–2003), gallery director, was born in Naini Tal, India, on 28 September 1929, the only daughter of (Francis) Greville Drew (1892–1962), army officer, and his wife, Sannie Frances, née Sands (1903–1969), painter, daughter of Charles Sands, policeman in India. She had an older brother, ...

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Egerton [née Attiwill], Judith Emilie [Judy] (1928–2012), art historian and curator, was born on 7 August 1928 in Melbourne, Australia, the third daughter and third of five children of Keith Attiwill (1899–1975), journalist, and his wife, Jean, née Muecke. She was educated at ...

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Evans [née Lander], (Caroline) Mary Forbes (1936–2010), picture librarian and author, was born on 5 May 1936 at 8 Cotswold Gardens, Hendon, London, the youngest daughter of Digby Forbes Lander (1891–1969), an accounts clerk at an aircraft works, later an employee of the ...