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Angadi, Ayana Deva (1903–1993), journalist and arts promoter, was born on 12 March 1903 in the village of Jakanur, in the south Indian state of Mysore, the son of Veerayya Angadi and his wife, Kotawa. Mysore, ruled by the Wodeyar dynasty, was a progressive princely state where education was highly valued. ...

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Sir Gerald Reid Barry (1898–1968) by Norman Parkinson, 1951 Norman Parkinson Ltd., courtesy Fiona Cowan

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Barry, Sir Gerald Reid (1898–1968), journalist and Festival of Britain administrator, was born at Fairfax, Berrylands Road, Surbiton, Surrey, on 20 November 1898, the fourth child of George Duncan Barry (1864–1945), who was then curate of St Mark's, Surbiton, and his wife, Edith Geraldine Reid (1859–1898)...

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Boyne, (Donald Arthur) Colin Aydon (1921–2006), architectural journalist and editor, was born on 15 February 1921 at Holnest, Farway, Honiton, Devon, the only child of Captain Lytton Leonard Boyne (b. 1887), formerly of the 3rd Royal Sussex regiment, and his wife, Millicent, ...

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Costello, Dudley (1803–1865), journalist and illustrator, was born in Sussex. His father, James Francis Costello, who became a captain in the 14th regiment on 25 May 1803, was born in the barony of Costello, co. Mayo; he died in April 1814, leaving his wife, ...

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Griffiths, Philip Jones (1936–2008), photojournalist, was born on 18 February 1936 at Monfa, Hylas Lane, Rhuddlan, Flintshire, the oldest of three sons of Joseph Griffiths (1903–1962), a railway master fitter who worked at Llandudno Junction, and his wife, Lizzie (Catherine) Jones (d...

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Hetherington, Timothy Alastair Telemachus [Tim] (1970–2011), photographer and filmmaker, was born on 5 December 1970 in Liverpool Maternity Hospital, Liverpool, the younger son and youngest of three children of (William) Alastair Hetherington, chartered accountant, and his wife, Judith Mary, née Gillett, lawyer. At the time of his birth registration the family lived at ...

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Timothy Alastair Telemachus Hetherington (1970–2011) by Jens Ressing, 2008 © EPA

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Hutton, Kurt [formerly Kurt Heinrich Hübschmann] (1893–1960), photojournalist, was born in Strasbourg, Alsace (then Germany), on 11 August 1893, the son of J. Heinrich Hübschmann (d. c.1908), an authority on the Armenian language and professor of comparative philology at ...

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Jackson, Mason (1819–1903), wood-engraver and journalist, was born at Ovingham, Northumberland, the son of John Jackson, a husbandman, and the younger brother of the wood-engraver John Jackson (1801–1848). The elder brother, having learned his craft with Thomas Bewick, went to London and was joined about 1830 by ...

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Jane, (John) Frederick Thomas (1865–1916), author, journalist, and illustrator, was born in Richmond, Surrey, on 6 August 1865, the eldest of four sons and three daughters of the Revd John Jane, later vicar of Upottery, Devon, and his wife, Caroline, daughter of the ...

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Jordan, (John) Robert Furneaux (1905–1978), architectural historian and journalist, was born on 10 April 1905 at 17A Frederick Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, the son of John Furneaux Jordan (1866–1956), consulting surgeon, and his wife, Mildred, née Player (b. 1873). He attended West House preparatory school...

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Marshall, Benjamin (1768–1835), painter and racing journalist, was born on 8 November 1768 at Seagrave, Leicestershire, the only surviving son of eight children born to Charles Marshall and his wife, Elizabeth (d. 1772). Benjamin Marshall married Mary Saunders (d. 1827) of ...

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Mitchell, William Reginald (Bill or W. R.) (1928–2015), journalist and author, was born at 9 Gladstone Street, Skipton, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, on 15 January 1928, the son of Walter James Mitchell 1899–1982, a cotton warp dresser, later storekeeper, and his wife, ...

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Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson (1889–1946) self-portrait, 1911 © Tate, London, 2004

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Nevinson, Christopher Richard Wynne (1889–1946), painter and journalist, was born on 13 August 1889 in John Street, Hampstead, London, the only son of Henry Woodd Nevinson (1856–1941), writer, journalist, and foreign correspondent, and Margaret Nevinson, née Wynne Jones (1858–1932), a leading suffragette and a writer. He was educated at ...

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Lanning Roper (1912–1983) by Valerie Finnis © Valerie Finnis; collection Royal Horticultural Society, Lindley Library

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Roper, Lanning (1912–1983), landscape gardener and journalist, was born on 4 February 1912 at West Orange, New Jersey, USA, the youngest of the three sons of Willet Crosby Roper (1877–1966), a banker, and his wife, Florence Emeline Eveleth (1874–1961). He had a happy and well-regulated childhood in ...

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Robert Baldwin Ross (1869–1918) by Sir William Rothenstein © Estate of Sir William Rothenstein / National Portrait Gallery, London