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Devoto, John (fl. 1708–1752), painter and scene designer, was referred to as being French during his lifetime, but his parents were probably Italian and the name has Genoese connections. It is circumstantially probable that he was related to the John Devoto who made properties for the court masque ...

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Leslie George Hurry (1909–1978) self-portrait, 1944 by courtesy of the Tate Gallery, London / © reserved

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Hurry, Leslie George (1909–1978), painter and theatre designer, was born on 10 February 1909 at 53 High Street, St John's Wood, London, the third and last child of Alfred George Hurry (c.1880–1951/2), funeral director, and his wife, Edith Louise Perry, née...

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McGuinness, Norah Allison (1901–1980), painter and theatre designer, was born on 7 November 1901 at Lawrence Street, Londonderry, the daughter of Joseph Allison McGuinness, a coal merchant and shipowner, and his wife, Jessie, née McCleery. She studied graphic design and painting at the ...

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Robertson, Walford Graham (1866–1948), painter and theatre designer, was born on 8 July 1866 in London, the only child of Graham Moore Robertson (1813–1884), a wealthy shipbuilder, and his wife, Marion Greatorex (d. 1907). Baptized Graham Walford, he reversed his names as a schoolboy, but was always known as ...

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Walford Graham Robertson (1866–1948) by Frederick Hollyer, c. 1890–93 © National Portrait Gallery, London