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Alvin Langdon Coburn (1882–1966) self-portrait, 1908 [with a copper-plate printing press] © Alvin Langdon Coburn

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Coburn, Alvin Langdon (1882–1966), photographer and mystic, was born on 11 June 1882 at 134 East Springfield Street, Boston, Massachusetts, the only child of James Alvin Coburn (1849–1891), manufacturer of Coburn and Whitman shirts, and his wife, Fannie E. Howe (d. 1928)...

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John, Sir William Goscombe (1860–1952), sculptor and medallist, was born at 3 Union Street, Canton, near Cardiff, on 21 March 1860, the elder son of Thomas John (1834–1893) and his wife, Elizabeth, née Smith. As a young man he assumed the name Goscombe...

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John Dillwyn Llewelyn (1810–1882) by unknown photographer, c. 1853 [with his wet collodion equipment] by courtesy of the National Library of Wales

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Llewelyn, John Dillwyn (1810–1882), photographer, was born at The Willows, Swansea, on 12 January 1810, the son of the naturalist Lewis Weston Dillwyn (1778–1855) and his wife, Mary Adams (1776–1865). Mary was the illegitimate daughter of Colonel John Llewelyn (d. 1817) of ...

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Thomas, Sir Percy Edward (1883–1969), architect, was born on 12 September 1883 at 49 Eleanor Street, South Shields, co. Durham, fifth of the seven children of Christmas Thomas (1845–1897), a sea captain from Narberth in Pembrokeshire, and his wife, Cecilia Eliza Thornton, from ...

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Sir (John) Kyffin Williams (1918–2006) by David Carpanini, 1987 © David Carpanini; by permission of Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / National Library of Wales

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Williams, Sir (John) Kyffin (1918–2006), painter, was born on 9 May 1918 at Tanygraig, a house on the outskirts of Llangefni, Anglesey, the younger son of Henry Inglis Wynne Williams (1870–1942), bank manager, and his wife, Essyllt Mary, née Williams (1883–1964), daughter of ...