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T. F. Henderson

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Bisset, James (1762?–1832), artist and writer of verse, was born in Perth, the son of a merchant. He received his early education at a dame-school. He developed early a love of art and literature and from the age of nine began regularly to take the ...

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Blake, William (1757–1827), engraver, artist, and poet, was born on 28 November 1757 at 28 Broad Street, Soho, London, the third son of James Blake (1723?–1784), a hosier, and his wife, Catherine, née Wright (1723–1792), the widow of Thomas Armitage. Blake had four brothers, ...

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William Blake (1757–1827) by Thomas Phillips, 1807 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Duncombe [née Highmore], Susanna (1725–1812), artist and poet, was born on 5 December 1725 at the Two Lions, 24 Holborn Row, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, the second child of Joseph Highmore (1692–1780), a painter, and his wife, Susanna Hiller (1689/90–1750) [see...

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Finlay, Ian Hamilton (1925–2006), poet, artist, and gardener, was born in Nassau, Bahamas, on 28 October 1925, the son of James Hamilton Finlay and his wife, Annie Whitelaw, née Pettigrew. According to his son James Finlay was a bootlegger who smuggled rum into the ...

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See Finzi, Gerald Raphael

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Gyles, Margaret Alethea [known as Althea Gyles] (1868–1949), artist and poet, was born in Kilmurry, co. Cork, Ireland, the daughter of ‘mad’ George Gyles and his wife, Alithea Emma, daughter of the Hon. and Revd Edward Grey, bishop of Hereford. Her family, from ...

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Jeffrey Addison Nuttall (1933–2004) by Layle Silbert, 1972 © Layle Silbert; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Nuttall, Jeffrey Addison [Jeff] (1933–2004), artist and author, was born on 8 July 1933 at 8 York Street, Clitheroe, Lancashire, the son of Kenneth Nuttall, schoolteacher, and his wife, Hilda Mary, née Addison. His younger brother, Anthony David (Tony) Nuttall (1937–2007), became a distinguished Shakespearian scholar. He grew up near the Welsh border, in ...

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Isaac Rosenberg (1890–1918) by self-portrait, 1915 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Rosenberg, Isaac (1890–1918), artist and poet, was born at 5 Victoria Square, The Temple, Bristol, on 25 November 1890, the second child and second son in the family of four sons and two daughters of Barnett (formerly Dovber) Rosenberg (b. 1859/60), a Lithuanian who had emigrated from ...

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Schwitters, Kurt (1887–1948), artist and poet, was born on 20 June 1887 in Veilchenstrasse, Hanover, Germany, the son of Eduard Schwitters (d. 1931) and his wife, Henriette (d. 1945); his parents had a women's outfitting shop in Theaterplatz, Hanover.

Although Kurt Schwitters...