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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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Gunnis, Rupert Forbes (1899–1965), historian of British sculpture, was born on 11 March 1899 at 79 Cadogan Square, London, the second of the three sons of Francis George Gunnis (d. 1932), a sugar merchant, and his wife, Ivy Marion (1869–1960), daughter of ...

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Lantéri, Edward [Édouard] (1848–1917), sculptor and teacher of sculpture, was born at Auxerre, France, on 1 November 1848, the son of a tradesman. Although he showed precocious talent as a violinist, in his mid-teens he accepted an offer from the academic sculptor Aimé Millet...

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Monti, Raffaelle (1818–1881), sculptor and writer on art, was born at Iseo in Ticino, Switzerland, the son of the sculptor Gaetano Monti (1776–1847) of Ravenna, who worked on Milan Cathedral and on monuments initiated under Napoleon. Raffaelle studied under his father and with the sculptor ...

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Skeaping, John Rattenbury (1901–1980), sculptor and teacher of sculpture, was born on 9 June 1901 at South Woodford, Essex, the second son of Kenneth Mathieson Skeaping (1856–1946), a painter and book illustrator, and his wife, Sarah Ann, née Rattenbury (b. 1867). When he was thirteen he studied sculpture for a year at ...

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John Rattenbury Skeaping (1901–1980) by Howard Coster, 1943 © National Portrait Gallery, London