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Caro, Sir Anthony Alfred [Tony] (1924–2013), sculptor, was born on 8 March 1924 at Voewood, Motspur Park, Old Malden, Surrey, the youngest of three children of Alfred Haldinstein Caro (1884–1950), a successful City of London stockbroker, and his wife, Mary Rose Edith, née...

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Sir Anthony Alfred Caro (1924–2013) by Eamonn McCabe, 2004 © Eamonn McCabe

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Ehrlich, Georg (1897–1966), sculptor and graphic artist, was born on 22 February 1897 in Vienna, the eldest of the three children of Kurt Ehrlich of Breslau, the representative of a German coalmining company, and his wife, Rosa, who was Viennese. Kurt Ehrlich was a businessman by necessity but, like his son, a musician by inclination. ...

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Elkan, Benno (1877–1960), sculptor, was born on 2 December 1877 at Dortmund, Westphalia, Germany, the son of Jewish parents, Salomon Elkan and his wife, Rosa Oppenheimer. He was educated at the Dortmund Gymnasium, the Château du Rosey, Rolle, Lausanne, the Munich Royal Academy...

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Epstein, Sir Jacob (1880–1959), sculptor, was born on 10 November 1880 at 102 Hester Street, New York city, the second son and third of eight surviving children of Max Epstein (1859–1941), businessman, and his wife, Mary, née Solomon (c.1859–1913). Both parents were from Orthodox Jewish families and had immigrated to the ...

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Sir Jacob Epstein (1880–1959) self-portrait, c. 1901 © Tate, London, 2004; The Garman Ryan Collection, The New Art Gallery, Walsall

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Ghisha Koenig (1921–1993) by unknown photographer, 1956 [in her studio at St Mary Cray] Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Koenig [married name Tuckman], Ghisha (1921–1993), sculptor, was born on 8 December 1921 at 81 St Mark's Road, Kensington, London, the younger of the two children of (Mendel) Leo Koenig (1898–1970), art critic and writer, and his wife, Fanny Hildebrand (fl...

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Henrietta Skerrett Montalba (1856–1893) by Ellen Montalba © reserved

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Montalba, Henrietta Skerrett (1856–1893), sculptor, was born in London, the youngest of the four daughters of the Swedish painter Anthony Rubens Montalba and his British wife, Emmeline. All four sisters and their brother practised art, with Clara Montalba (1842–1929) in particular becoming a very successful painter. From 1868 ...

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Nemon, Oscar (1906–1985), sculptor, was born in Osijek, Slavonia, eastern Croatia, on 13 March 1906, the elder son and second of the three children of Mavro Nemon, pharmaceutical manufacturer and a member of the Jewish community in Osijek, and his wife, Eugenia Adler...

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Peter Laszlo Peri (1899–1967) by Wolfgang Suschitzky © Wolfgang Suschitzky / Leeds Museums & Galleries (Henry Moore Institute Archive)

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Peri, Peter Laszlo [formerly Ladislas Weisz] (1899–1967), sculptor and etcher, was born on 13 June 1899 in Budapest, Hungary, the eldest of the eight children of Emanuel (Mano) Weisz, tailor and railway porter, and Amalia Goldstein. Pre-1914 antisemitism in Hungary led the family to change its name to ...

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Rosen, Ismond (1924–1996), psychoanalyst and sculptor, was born on 2 August 1924 in Johannesburg, South Africa, the son of Harry Rosen (1880–1956) and his wife, Dora Zelda, née Goldstein (1890–1951), hoteliers. His parents were Russian Jews who had emigrated to South Africa a few years before his birth. Their success as hoteliers was due in no small part to the help ...

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Schotz, Benno (1891–1984), sculptor, was born on 28 August 1891 at Arensberg (Kuressaare), on the island of Oesel (Saare), Estonia, the youngest of the four sons and two daughters of Jacob Schotz (d. 1920), watchmaker, and his wife, Cherna Tischa Abramovitch (...