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Bendhem, Thomas [Tom] (1928–2002), businessman and art patron, was born on 13 September 1928 in Berlin, the third child and second son of Heinrich (later Henry) Bendhem (1892–1965), owner of coal and wine businesses, and his wife, Elise Charlotte, née Frank (1898–1987). At the age of five, ...

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Browse, Lillian Gertrude (1906–2005), art dealer and art historian, was born at 2 Carlton Mansions, West End Lane, Hampstead, London, on 21 April 1906, the younger child of Michael Browse, entrepreneur, champion cyclist, and son of a Jewish White Russian émigré who had settled in ...

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Lillian Gertrude Browse (1906–2005) by Ida Kar, late 1950s © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Davis, Sir Edmund Gabriel (1861–1939), mining financier and art collector, was born on 3 August 1861 at Tintern, Gardiner's Creek Road, Toorak, Melbourne, Australia, the second of the four children of Samuel Davis, merchant, and his wife, Josephine, daughter of Jacob Bensusan. He had two brothers and one sister. At the age of eight ...

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Duveen, Joseph Joel, Baron Duveen (1869–1939), art dealer and benefactor, was born at 31 Myton Gate, Hull on 14 October 1869, the eldest of the ten sons and four daughters of Sir Joseph Joel Duveen (1843–1908) and his wife, Rosetta, daughter of Abraham Barnett...

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Joseph Joel Duveen, Baron Duveen (1869–1939) by Walter Tittle, 1920s? © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Duveen, Sir Joseph Joel (1843–1908), art dealer and benefactor, was born Joel Joseph Duveen at Meppel in the Netherlands on 8 May 1843, the elder son in a family of two sons and two daughters of the merchant Joseph Duveen (1820–1877) and his wife, ...

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Estorick, Eric Elihu (1913–1993), art collector and dealer, was born Elihu Estorick on 13 February 1913 in Brooklyn, New York, the only child of Morris Estorick (d. c.1979), paint manufacturer, and his wife, Sarah, née Cutler (d. c.1969). His parents were Jewish, and had emigrated from ...

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Falcke, Isaac (1819–1909), art collector and benefactor, was born in Great Yarmouth, one of some twenty children of Jacob Falcke. His father moved to London soon after Isaac's birth and started a business as an art dealer in Oxford Street; in due course he was joined by his sons ...

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Gilbert, Sir Arthur (1913–2001), businessman and art collector, was born Abraham Bernstein at 6 St Mark's Terrace, Dalston, London, on 16 May 1913, the eighth child of Lazarus Bernstein and his wife, Bela (Betsy), née Feldman, Polish Jewish immigrants who had settled in ...

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Sir Arthur Gilbert (1913–2001) by unknown photographer Gilbert Collection, Somerset House

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Harari, Ralph Andrew (1893–1969), merchant banker and art scholar and collector, was born on 28 October 1893 in Cairo, the third child and elder son of Sir Victor Harari Pasha, civil servant, financier, and leading member of Egypt's Anglo-Jewish community, and his wife, ...

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Anneliese Emily Juda (1914–2006) by unknown photographer courtesy of Annely Juda Fine Art, London

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Juda [née Brauer], Anneliese Emily [Annely] (1914–2006), art dealer and gallery owner, was born on 23 September 1914 in Kassel, Germany, the eldest of the two daughters of Kurt Brauer (d. 1951) and his wife, Margarete, née Goldmann. Her father was an industrial chemist who moved with his wife from ...

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Kalman, Andras (1919–2007), art dealer, was born into a Jewish family in the small town of Mátészalka in north-eastern Hungary on 24 May 1919, the youngest of three sons of Ernest Kalman and his wife, Maria, née Laufer. His father was a prosperous pharmacist, and for a time the children had an English governess. His mother taught him to play tennis, and was encouraging when he proved highly gifted at the game; she, prophetically enough, told him it could prove an extremely useful skill in the future. He later collected nineteenth-century British naïve paintings: one picture—depicting maids on a balcony, ogling newcomers to a market town—reminded him of the often charmingly parochial atmosphere of the ...

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Kinley [née Wolf], Monika Maria (1925–2014), curator and art collector, was born on 24 August 1925 in Berlin, the daughter of Austrian Jewish parents, August Berthold Wolf (1885–1978), writer and journalist, and his wife, Paula (1884–1939). The first seven years of her childhood were spent in ...

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Margulies, Alexander (1902–1991), businessman and patron of the arts, was born in Skalat, Galicia, on 1 July 1902, the son of Marcus Mordecai Margulies (1862–1921) and his wife, Fanny, née Feige (1865–1943). The Margulies were descendants of Rabbi Ephraim Zalman Margulies (1760–1828), who was celebrated for his scholarship and wealth. When the First World War broke out the family took up residence in ...

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Rothschild, Ferdinand James Anselm de, Baron de Rothschild in the nobility of the Austrian empire (1839–1898), art collector and politician, was born in Paris on 17 December 1839, the fifth of seven surviving children of Baron Anselm Salomon de Rothschild (1803–1874), banker, and his wife, ...

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Ferdinand James Anselm de Rothschild, Baron de Rothschild in the nobility of the Austrian empire (1839–1898) by Cyril Flower, Baron Battersea © National Portrait Gallery, London