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Bodley, George Frederick (1827–1907), architect and designer, was born at his parents' home, 4 Albion Street, Hull, on 14 March 1827, the sixth child and youngest son of William Hulme Bodley MD (1781–1855) of Edinburgh, physician of the Hull Royal Infirmary, and his wife, ...

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Butterfield, William (1814–1900), architect and designer, was born on 7 September 1814 in London, the second child and eldest son of William Butterfield (1783–1866), chemist and wharfinger, and his wife, Ann (1793–1867), the daughter of Robert Steven, a leather factor of the City of London...

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Dorn, Marion V. (1896–1964), designer, was born on 25 December 1896, probably at Menlo Park, near San Francisco, California, one of five children of Diodemus Socrates Dorn (1860–1913), lawyer, and Camille Johnson (1870–1932). Educated at Stanford University from 1912 to 1916 (bachelor of arts in graphic arts, Phi Beta Kappa), thereafter she shared a studio in ...

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Gaskin [née France], Georgie Evelyn Cave (1866–1934), designer, was born on 8 December 1866 at Cliff Cottage, Belle Vue, Shrewsbury, the elder daughter of William Hanmer France, contractor's agent, and his wife, Frances Emily Cave-Brown-Cave. Arthur Joseph Gaskin (1862–1928), artist, designer, and teacher...

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Hermes, Gertrude Anna Bertha (1901–1983), printmaker, sculptor, and designer, was born on 18 August 1901 at Altena, Bickley, Kent, the second of five children of German-born parents, Louis August Hermes (1866–1949) and his wife, Helene, née Gerdes (1872–1949), of Altena, near Dortmund. Her father, who had lived in ...

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Jones, Owen (1809–1874), architect, printer, and designer, was born on 15 February 1809 at 148 Thames Street, London, the second of the three children of Owen Jones (1741–1814) and his wife, Hannah Jane (1772/3–1838). His father was a furrier and a distinguished Welsh antiquary. ...

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King [married name Taylor], Jessie Marion (1875–1949), illustrator and designer, was born on 20 March 1875 at the manse, New Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire, the third daughter of the Revd James Waters King (1836–1898), Church of Scotland minister, and his wife, Mary Ann (1846–1896)...

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Mellor, David Rogerson (1930–2009), silversmith and industrial designer, was born on 5 October 1930 at 181 Tapton Hill Road, Ecclesall, Sheffield, the second child and only son of Colin Mellor, a toolmaker at the Sheffield Twist Drill Company, and his wife, Ivy, née...

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Morris, Mary [May] (1862–1938), designer and craftswoman, was born on 25 March 1862 at Red House, Upton, Bexleyheath, Kent, the younger daughter of William Morris (1834–1896), poet, designer, and political activist, and his wife, Jane Morris (1839–1914), daughter of Robert Burden, stablehand, of ...

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Morris, William (1834–1896), designer, author, and visionary socialist, was born at Elm House, Walthamstow, on 24 March 1834, eldest surviving son and fourth of the ten children of William Morris (1797–1847), financier in the City of London, and his wife, Emma (1805–1894), daughter of ...

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Paolozzi, Sir Eduardo Luigi (1924–2005), sculptor and printmaker, was born on 7 March 1924 at 6 Crown Place, Leith, Edinburgh, the only son and elder child of Alfonso Rudolfo Armando Antonio Paolozzi (1901–1940), confectioner, and his wife, Carmela Maria, née Rossi (1902–1955), daughter of ...

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Russell, Sir (Sydney) Gordon (1892–1980), designer and craftsman, was born on 20 May 1892 in Elm Grove, Cricklewood, the eldest of three sons of Sydney Bolton Russell (1866–1938), a bank clerk who became a renowned hotel keeper, and his wife, Elizabeth Shefford (1864–1956)...

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Sherwin, John Keyse (bap. 1751, d. 1790), designer and engraver, was baptized on 27 May 1751 at East Dean, near Chichester, Sussex, one of nine children born to Francis Sherwin, a shipyard carpenter's labourer, and his wife Martha Nowell. Sherwin anticipated the ‘ploughman poet’ ...