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Andrews, Michael James (1928–1995), artist, was born on 30 October 1928 at 142 Glebe Road, Norwich, the second child of Thomas Victor Andrews, an insurance clerk, and his wife, Gertrude Emma, née Green. Reared a Methodist and readied by his parents for a job for life in the ...

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Boris Vasilyevich Anrep, Count Elmpt in the nobility of the Holy Roman empire (1883–1969) by Pierre Roy, 1949 [Boris Anrep in his Studio, 65 boulevard Arago] © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London, 2010; photograph Tate, London, 2004

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Anrep, Boris Vasilyevich, Count Elmpt in the nobility of the Holy Roman empire (1883–1969), mosaicist, came of a noble Russian family. He was born on 28 September 1883 in St Petersburg, the son of Vasily Konstantinovich von Anrep (1852–1927), a doctor who became the minister of education for ...

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(Frank) Graham Bell (1910–1943) by Olivier Bell, 1938 [painting Dover Front] private collection

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Bell, (Frank) Graham (1910–1943), painter and writer, was born on 21 November 1910 near Brakpan, Johannesburg, Transvaal, the eldest of the three sons of Frank Graham Bell (1874–1948), a British mining engineer, and his wife, Marjorie, née Hewitt (1888–1979). The family spent from 1915 to 1922 in ...

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Brown, Ford Madox (1821–1893), painter and designer, was born at Calais, France, on 16 April 1821, the son of Ford Brown (d. 1842) and his wife, Caroline (d. 1839), the daughter of Tristram Maries Madox, of an old Kent yeoman family. ...

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Ford Madox Brown (1821–1893) self-portrait, 1877 courtesy of the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums. Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop. Photograph: Katya Kallsen © President and Fellows of Harvard College

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Bulley, Arthur Kilpin (1861–1942), cotton broker and gardener, was born at Montpellier Lodge, Montpellier Crescent, New Brighton, Cheshire, on 10 January 1861, the fourth son and thirteenth of fourteen children of Samuel Marshall Bulley (1811–1880), cotton broker, and his wife, Mary Rachel (1817–1887)...

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Edward Calvert (1799–1883) by unknown artist © reserved

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Calvert, Edward (1799–1883), artist, was born at Appledore, Devon, on 22 September 1799, the elder son of Rowland Edward Calvert (c.1750–1813), an army officer, and his wife, Katherine, née Rider. He was baptized privately at Appledore, and about two years afterwards was received into the church at ...

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Coates, Wells Wintemute (1895–1958), architect and industrial designer, was born on 17 December 1895 in Tokyo, Japan, the eldest of the six children of the Revd Dr Harper Havelock Coates (1865–1934), Canadian-born Methodist medical missionary and professor of philosophy and comparative religion at the ...

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(William) Martin Conway, Baron Conway of Allington (1856–1937) by Bassano, 1895 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Conway, (William) Martin, Baron Conway of Allington (1856–1937), art historian and mountaineer, was born on 12 April 1856 at Rochester, Kent, the only son of William Conway, a low-church evangelical vicar of St Nicholas's Church, Rochester, afterwards rector of St Margaret's Church, Westminster...

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Crane, Walter (1845–1915), illustrator, designer, and painter, was born on 15 August 1845 at 12 Maryland Street, Liverpool, the third child of Thomas Crane (1808–1859), a portrait painter well established in the north-west of England, and his wife, Marie Kearsley. When he was three months old the family moved to ...

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Walter Crane (1845–1915) by George Frederic Watts, 1891 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Richard Dadd (1817–1886) by Henry Hering, c. 1856 [painting Contradiction: Oberon and Titania in Bethlem Hospital] © Bethlem Royal Hospital Archives and Museum

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Dadd, Richard (1817–1886), painter, was born on 1 August 1817 at 293 High Street, Chatham, Kent, the fourth of the seven children of Robert Dadd (1788/9–1843), chemist, and his wife, Mary Ann (1790–1824), the eldest daughter of Richard Martin, shipwright, and his wife, ...

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Sir William Eden, seventh baronet and fifth baronet (1849–1915) by Prince Paulo Troubetzkoy © reserved; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Eden, Sir William, seventh baronet and fifth baronet (1849–1915), sportsman and artist, was born at Windlestone Hall, co. Durham, on 4 April 1849, the second son of Sir William Eden, sixth baronet and fourth baronet (1803–1873), and his wife, Elfrida Susanna Harriet, daughter of ...

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Gabo, Sir Naum [formerly Neyemiya Borisovich Pevzner] (1890?–1977), sculptor, was born on 5 August, probably in 1890 and also probably in Klimovichi, Mogilev, in provincial south-west Russia (now in Belorussia), the seventh of the eight children of Boris Grigoryevich Pevzner...