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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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Davies [née Morpurgo], Anna Elbina Laura Margherita [known as Anna Morpurgo Davies] (1937–2014), linguist and philologist, was born on 21 June 1937 in Milan, the fourth child and only daughter of Augusto Morpurgo (d. 1939), engineer, and his wife ...

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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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Pächt, Otto Ernst (1902–1988), art historian, was born in Vienna, Austria, on 7 September 1902, the elder son (there were no daughters) of David Pächt, a Jewish businessman, and his wife, Josephine Freundlich. He attended the Volkschule and Stadtgymnasium in Vienna and in 1920 proceeded to ...

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Podro, Michael Isaac (1931–2008), art historian, was born Michael Isaac Podrushnik on 13 March 1931 at Gloucester Lodge nursing home, Golders Green, London, the son of Joshua Podrushnik, later Podro (1893/4–1962), who ran a press cuttings agency, and his wife, Fanny, née Klinghoffer...

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Michael Isaac Podro (1931–2008) by R. B. Kitaj, 1984–5 © The Estate of R. B. Kitaj, courtesy Marlborough Gallery, New York

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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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Rogers, Claude Maurice (1907–1979), painter and art teacher, was born on 24 January 1907 at 28 Sutherland Avenue, Maida Vale, London, the elder son and eldest of the three children of David De Sola Rogers (d. 1920), dental surgeon, and his wife, ...

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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