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Banham, (Peter) Reyner (1922–1988), architectural critic and historian, was born on 2 March 1922 in Norwich, the elder son (there were no daughters) of Percy Banham, gas engineer, and his wife, Violet Frances Maud Reyner. Reyner Banham (known to only his close friends as ...

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Bell, (Arthur) Clive Heward (1881–1964), art critic and writer, was born on 16 September 1881 at East Shefford, Berkshire, the second son of William Heward Bell (1849–1927), civil engineer, and his wife, Hannah Taylor Cory (1850–1942). In the words of his son Quentin...

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(Arthur) Clive Heward Bell (1881–1964) by Roger Fry, c. 1924 © Estate of Roger Fry; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sir Sydney Carlyle Cockerell (1867–1962) by Dorothy Webster Hawksley, 1951 © Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge

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Cockerell, Sir Sydney Carlyle (1867–1962), museum director and book collector, was born at Brighton on 16 July 1867, the second child (and second son) of the family of four sons and two daughters of Sydney John Cockerell (1842–1877), coal merchant, of London, and his wife, ...

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(William) Martin Conway, Baron Conway of Allington (1856–1937) by Bassano, 1895 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Conway, (William) Martin, Baron Conway of Allington (1856–1937), art historian and mountaineer, was born on 12 April 1856 at Rochester, Kent, the only son of William Conway, a low-church evangelical vicar of St Nicholas's Church, Rochester, afterwards rector of St Margaret's Church, Westminster...

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Harrisson, Tom Harnett (1911–1976), ornithologist, museum curator, and co-founder of the Mass-Observation social survey project, was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 26 September 1911, the elder of the two children of Brigadier-General Geoffry Harnett Harrisson (1881–1939) and his wife, Marie Ellen (Doll; 1886–1961)...

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Haskell, Francis James Herbert (1928–2000), art historian, was born on 7 April 1928 in London, the eldest of three children (two sons and one daughter) of Arnold Lionel David Haskell (1903–1980), a ballet critic, and Vera Saitsova (d. 1968), a Russian émigrée. His parents' common language was French, which ...

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(Emily) Margaret Jourdain (1876–1951) by unknown photographer, 1910 © reserved; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Jourdain, (Emily) Margaret (1876–1951), historian of English furniture and decoration, was born on 15 August 1876 in Derwent, Derbyshire, the eighth of ten children of the Revd Francis Jourdain (1834–1898) and his wife, Emily, daughter of Charles Clay, a Manchester surgeon. As the hard-up daughter of a hard-up country parson, surrounded by caustic and highly competitive siblings, ...

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Megaw, Arthur Hubert Stanley [Peter] (1910–2006), architectural historian and archaeologist, was born on 20 July 1910 at Portobello House nursing home, South Richmond Street, Dublin, the second of the four sons of Arthur Stanley Megaw (d. 1961), solicitor, of Ternanage, Castle Park, Belfast...

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William Staite Murray (1881–1962) by unknown photographer, c. 1930 © reserved; unknown collection; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Murray, William Staite (1881–1962), potter and teacher of pottery, was born on 9 September 1881 at 103 High Street, Deptford, London, the third son of the six children of James Murray, merchant, and his wife, Arabella, daughter of Abel Staite, cheesemonger, of London...

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Nicolson, (Lionel) Benedict (1914–1978), art historian, was born on 6 August 1914 in his grandfather's house, Knole, near Sevenoaks, Kent, the elder son and elder child of Sir Harold George Nicolson (1886–1968), diplomatist, author, and MP, and his wife, Victoria Mary (Vita) Sackville-West (1892–1962)...

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Oppé, Adolph Paul (1878–1957), art historian and art collector, was born at 157 The Grove, Camberwell, London, on 22 September 1878, the third son of Siegmund Armin Oppé, a silk merchant, and his wife, Pauline Jaffé. His birth certificate gives his name as ...

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Read, Sir Herbert Edward (1893–1968), poet, literary critic, and writer on art, was born on 4 December 1893 at Muscoates Grange, near Kirkby Moorside, in the North Riding of Yorkshire, the eldest of the four children of Herbert Edward Read (1868–1903), tenant farmer, and of ...

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Rossetti, William Michael (1829–1919), art critic and literary editor, was born on 25 September 1829 at 38 Charlotte Street, Portland Place, London, third of four children of Gabriele Pasquale Giuseppe Rossetti (1783–1854), professor of Italian and Dante scholar, and his wife, Frances Mary Lavinia (1800–1886)...

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William Michael Rossetti (1829–1919) by Ford Madox Brown, 1856 [William Michael Rossetti by Gaslight] National Trust Photographic Library

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Rutter, Francis Vane Phipson [Frank] (1876–1937), art critic and museum curator, was born on 17 February 1876 at 4 The Cedars, Putney, the youngest son of Henry Rutter (d. 1896), a solicitor, and his wife, Emmeline Claridge Phipson. He was educated at ...