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Douglas, Sir William Fettes (1822–1891), painter, antiquary, and curator, was born in the parish of St Cuthbert, Edinburgh, on 29 March 1822, eldest son of Douglas James Douglas, accountant with the Commercial Bank of Scotland, and Martha Brook, great-niece of Sir William Fettes, bt...

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Joanna Marie Drew (1929–2003) by Markéta Luskačová, 1987 © Markéta Luskačová/ National Portrait Gallery, London

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Drew, Joanna Marie (1929–2003), gallery director, was born in Naini Tal, India, on 28 September 1929, the only daughter of (Francis) Greville Drew (1892–1962), army officer, and his wife, Sannie Frances, née Sands (1903–1969), painter, daughter of Charles Sands, policeman in India. She had an older brother, ...

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Gibson, William Pettigrew (1902–1960), gallery curator, was born in Glasgow on 3 January 1902, the elder son of Edwin Arthur Gibson, a Scottish physician, and his wife, Ellen Shaw Pettigrew. He was educated at Westminster School and read natural sciences at Christ Church, Oxford...

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J. L. Caw

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Gray, John Miller (1850–1894), writer on art and curator, was born on 19 July 1850 at 2 Craigie Terrace, Edinburgh, his mother, Jane, née Miller, dying at his birth. His father, John Gray (d. 1871), had retired from business as a shawl manufacturer but was ruined by the failure of the ...

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Johnstone, William Borthwick (1804–1868), painter and gallery curator, was born William Johnstone on 21 July 1804 in Edinburgh, the elder son of John Johnstone, an Edinburgh lawyer. He added his mother's maiden name, Borthwick, to his own in 1847. Following the early deaths of his parents, ...

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Levey, Sir Michael Vincent (1927–2008), art historian and gallery director, was born at 90 Kenilworth Avenue, Wimbledon, on 8 June 1927, the only child of Otto Lemuel Herbert Levey (1893–1961) and his wife, Gladys Mary, née Milestone (b. 1892). His father, of Irish descent, was a civil servant working in the ...

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Wornum, Ralph Nicholson (1812–1877), art critic and gallery keeper, the eldest son of Robert Wornum (1786–1852) and Catherine Nicholson (1784–1856), was born at Thornton, near Norham, Northumberland, on 29 December 1812. His father was a well-known pianoforte maker of Store Street, Bedford Square...