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What’s New: May 2024

This month’s update, introduced by Jane Simpkiss, adds the lives of fourteen women artists active from the late eighteenth to the late twentieth century, including painters, botanical artists and illustrators, a pottery designer, a medallist, a printmaker, and a fashion designer. Read the introduction now

Gillick [née Tutin], Mary Gaskell (1881–1965), sculptor and medallist

A student at Nottingham School of Art and the Royal College of Art in London, Mary Gillick exhibited portrait medals at the Royal Academy for over fifty years. In 1952 she won the competition to design the portrait for the first UK coinage of Queen Elizabeth II.

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MAY 9, 2024

What's New: May 2024

Welcome to the 110th update of the Oxford DNB, which adds thirteen new articles, containing fourteen new lives, with a special focus on women artists. 

APRIL 9, 2024

2024 Update of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

The April 2024 of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford DNB) adds new biographies of 276 men and women who died in the year 2020.

APRIL 9, 2024

What’s New: April 2024

Welcome to the 109th update of the Oxford DNB, which adds biographies of 276 individuals who died in the year 2020: 264 with their own entries and twelve added to existing entries as 'co-subjects'.