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Aglio, Augustine Maria [formerly Agostino Maria] (1777–1857), painter and lithographer, was born on 15 December 1777 in Cremona, Italy, one of several children of Gaetano Aglio, a notary, and Marianna Mondini. He moved with his family in 1787 to Milan, where he was educated at the ...

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Pompeo Girolamo Batoni (1708–1787) self-portrait, 1773–4 Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy / Bridgeman Art Library

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Batoni, Pompeo Girolamo (1708–1787), painter and draughtsman, was born on 25 January 1708 in Lucca, Italy, and baptized in San Frediano, Lucca, on 5 February, the son of Paolino Batoni, goldsmith, and his wife, Chiara Sesti. For nearly half a century he recorded the visits to ...

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Brown, Christy (1932–1981), writer and painter, was born on 5 June 1932 at the Rotunda Hospital, Dublin, the son of Patrick Brown (d. 1955), a Catholic bricklayer active in the trade union, and his wife, Bridget Fagan (d. 1968). There were seventeen children in all, thirteen of whom survived into adulthood; ...

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Christy Brown (1932–1981) by unknown photographer Rex Features

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Burchett, Richard (1815–1875), painter and art teacher, was born on 30 January 1815 in Brighton, Sussex. He was educated at the London Mechanics' Institution before entering the Government School of Design in Somerset House, set up in 1837 to train designers for industry. In 1845 he led a group of students who complained to the ...

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Casali, Andrea (1705–1784), painter, was born on 17 November 1705 in Rome, where he studied under Francesco Trevisani and Sebastiano Conca. Between 1728 and 1738 he worked primarily as a decorative painter in Roman churches, in 1729 being made a knight of the Golden Spur for his part in the decoration of the church of ...

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Cromek, Thomas Hartley (1809–1873), painter, was born at 64 Newman Street, London, in late July 1809, the only son of the engraver and book illustrator Robert Hartley Cromek (1770–1812) and his wife, Elizabeth, née Hartley (1779–1848). Following his father's death in London, his mother took him to live with his grandfather at ...