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Brodzky, Horace Asher (1885–1969), artist and writer, was born on 30 January 1885 in Pakington Street, Kew, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, the second of the seven children of Maurice Brodzky (1847–1919), journalist and publisher, and Florence Leon (1860–1958), daughter of Szymanski Leon...

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Freedman, Barnett (1901–1958), artist and designer, was born in the East End of London on 19 May 1901, the son of Louis Freedman, a journeyman tailor, and his wife, Reiza Ruk, both Jewish immigrants from Russia. Since he suffered from persistent ill health, ...

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Glück, Louis [pseud. Louis Glück Rosenthal] (1804–1874), artist and Hebrew scholar, was born in Posen in Prussia. His father, Pielte Elimelech Glück (d. c.1840), a furrier, was a prominent (hakham) member of the Jewish community. Nothing is known of ...

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Hamermesh, Mira (1923–2012), painter and documentary film-maker, was born Mirjam Hamermesz in Łódź, Poland, on 15 July 1923, the third and youngest child of Josef Meir Hamermesz, manufacturer, and his wife, Fajga, née Lerer. Her brother, Mordechai, was born in 1918, and her sister, ...

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Kitaj, Ronald Brooks [Ron] (1932–2007), painter and essayist, was born Ronald Brooks Benway on 29 October 1932, in Chagrin Falls, near Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Sigmund Benway and his wife, Jeanne, née Brooks (d. 1995), a steel mill worker and teacher. His father was born in ...

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Ronald Brooks Kitaj (1932–2007) self-portrait, 1993–4 © estate of R. B. Kitaj / National Portrait Gallery, London

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Rabin, Samuel [Sam] [formerly Samuel Rabinovitch] (1903–1991), artist and art teacher, was born on 20 June 1903 at 20 Dewhurst Street, Cheetham, north Manchester, the son of Jacob Rabinovitch (1872–1962), a cap cutter, later a cap manufacturer and wholesale milliner, and his wife, ...

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Isaac Rosenberg (1890–1918) by self-portrait, 1915 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Rosenberg, Isaac (1890–1918), artist and poet, was born at 5 Victoria Square, The Temple, Bristol, on 25 November 1890, the second child and second son in the family of four sons and two daughters of Barnett (formerly Dovber) Rosenberg (b. 1859/60), a Lithuanian who had emigrated from ...

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Rothenstein, Sir William (1872–1945), artist and art administrator, was born on 29 January 1872 at 4 Spring Bank, Bradford, Yorkshire, the fifth of the six children of Moritz Rothenstein (1836–1915), a businessman, who came to England from Hildesheim, Germany, in 1859, and his wife, ...

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Sir William Rothenstein (1872–1945) self-portrait, 1930 © Estate of Sir William Rothenstein / National Portrait Gallery, London

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