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John Frederick Lewis (1804–1876) by unknown photographer The Maas Gallery Ltd

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Lewis, John Frederick (1804–1876), painter of oriental subjects in watercolour and oil, was the eldest son of the engraver Frederick Christian Lewis (1779–1856) and his wife, Elizabeth Exton. He was born at 33 Queen Anne Street East, London, on 14 July 1804; 1805 is incorrectly given as his birth year in most previous literature. He had two brothers and three sisters. His father's family was of German descent. ...

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Logsdail, William (1859–1944), artist, was born on 25 May 1859 at 19 Minster Yard, Lincoln, the fifth of seven children of George Logsdail (1827–1905), verger at Lincoln Cathedral, and his wife, Mary Ann (May), née Jessop (1826–1905). From an early age Logsdail was inspired by the architecture of the cathedral and the city of ...

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Smith, Jack (1928–2011), artist, was born on 18 June 1928 at 23 Hunter House Road, Sheffield, the younger son of John Edward Smith and his wife, Laura Amanda, née Booth (1899–1950). His mother worked in a cutlery factory prior to her marriage; his father was a clerk in an engineering works. ...

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Karl Martin Weschke (1925–2005) by Derrick Santini, c. 1995 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Weschke, Karl Martin (1925–2005), artist, was born on 7 June 1925 in Taubenpreskeln, near Gera, Thuringia, Germany, the second of three children, by different fathers, of Else Emma Weschke. He met his father, Heinrich Hermann Hanke (b. 1905), only once, in 1936. On his marriage certificates he listed ...