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Anderson, (Alfred Charles) Stanley (1884–1966), printmaker and watercolour painter, was born on 11 May 1884 at 11 North Road, Bristol, the son of Alfred Ernest Anderson (1859–1939), of Heavitree, Devon, who started his own business as a skilled general and heraldic engraver, and his wife, ...

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Annesley, Lady Mabel Marguerite (1881–1959), wood-engraver and watercolour painter, was born on 25 February 1881, at Annesley Lodge, Regent's Park, London, the daughter of Hugh Annesley, fifth Earl Annesley (1831–1908), lieutenant-colonel in the Scots Fusilier Guards and landowner, and his wife, Mabel Wilhelmina Frances Markham, ...

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Austin, Robert Sargent (1895–1973), engraver and watercolour painter, was born on 23 June 1895 at 14 Magazine Square, Leicester, the eldest of the three children of Robert Austin, a cabinet-maker, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Smith. Encouraged by his father, after leaving Lansdowne Road school...

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Barker, Thomas (1767–1847), painter and lithographer, known as Barker of Bath, was born at Trosnant, Pontypool, in 1767, the son of a former solicitor and minor artist, Benjamin Barker (c.1720–1793) and his wife, Anne. He attended Shepton Mallet grammar school. In 1783 the family settled in ...

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Barry, James (1741–1806), history painter, printmaker, and author, was born on 11 October 1741, in a modest cottage in Water Lane in Blackpool, a suburb of Cork, to John Barry and Juliana Reardon. He was the eldest child in a family that grew to include three more sons, ...

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Cameron, Sir David Young (1865–1945), painter and etcher, was born on 28 June 1865 at 1 Queen's Terrace, Glasgow, the fourth of the nine children and elder surviving son of the Revd Robert Cameron (1825–1898), minister of Cambridge Street United Presbyterian Church in ...

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Cameron, Katharine (1874–1965), watercolour painter and etcher, was born on 26 February 1874 at 16 Sardinia Terrace, Hillhead, Glasgow, the eighth of the nine children of Robert Cameron (1825–1898), minister of Cambridge Street United Presbyterian Church in Glasgow, and his wife, Margaret Johnston (...

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Coker, Peter Godfrey (1926–2004), painter and etcher, was born at the Royal Free Hospital, St Pancras, London, on 27 July 1926, the only child of Edwin Henry Coker, gold polisher and later manager of a wholesale confectionery company, and his wife, Elsie Violet, ...

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Cotman, John Sell (1782–1842), painter and etcher, was born on 16 May 1782 in the parish of St Mary Coslany, Norwich, the son of Edmund Cotman (1759–1843/4), hairdresser (later haberdasher) and his wife, Ann Sell (1763–1835). On 3 August 1793 he entered Norwich grammar school...

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Crome, John (1768–1821), painter and etcher, was born on 22 December 1768 in Norwich, the son of John Crome, a publican and journeyman weaver, and his wife, Elizabeth. He was baptized on Christmas day in the church of St George, Tombland.

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Brian Reade

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Dodd, Francis Edgar (1874–1949), painter and etcher, was born in Upper Park Street, Holyhead, Anglesey, on 29 November 1874, the third son of the Revd Benjamin Dodd, a Wesleyan Methodist minister who had once been a blacksmith, and his wife, Jane Frances, daughter of ...

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Dyck, Sir Anthony [formerly Antoon] Van (1599–1641), painter and etcher, was born on 22 March 1599 at the house Den Berendans (the Dancing Bear) in the Grote Markt in Antwerp, and baptized there the following day in the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk. He was the seventh of the twelve children of ...

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Fitch, Walter Hood (1817–1892), botanical artist and lithographer, was born on 29 January 1817 in Lanark, Scotland, the second son of five children of John Fitch (1790–c.1850), cloth merchant, and his wife, Catherine Maria Hood (1786–1859), a milliner and dressmaker. After a year at ...

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Gainsborough, Thomas (1727–1788), painter and printmaker, was probably born in Sudbury, Suffolk, and was baptized there at the Independent Meeting-House in Friars Street on 14 May 1727, the fifth son and ninth child of John Gainsborough (c.1683–1748), publican, clothier, and postmaster, and his wife, ...

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Gill, Leslie MacDonald [Max] (1884–1947), artist and decorative cartographer, was born on 6 October 1884 at 2 Prestonville Road, Brighton, the fourth of thirteen children (two of whom died in childhood) of Arthur Tidman Gill (1848–1933) and his wife, (Cicely) Rose, née King (1855–1929)...

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Gravelot [formerly Bourguignon], Hubert-François (1699–1773), book illustrator and engraver, was born on 26 March 1699 at St Germain l'Auxerrois, Paris, the younger of the two sons of Hubert Bourguignon, a master tailor, and his wife, Charlotte Vaugon. He took the name Gravelot...

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Gross, (Imre) Anthony Sandor (1905–1984), painter and etcher, was born in Dulwich, London, on 19 March 1905, the elder child and only son of Alexander Gross, formerly Grosz (1880–1958), a naturalized British subject of Hungarian origin who had settled in the London area as a map publisher, and his wife, ...

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Haghe, Louis (1806–1885), lithographer and watercolour painter, was born in Tournai, Belgium, on 17 March 1806. His father and grandfather both practised as architects in Tournai and it was expected that he would follow suit. As a child he was encouraged to draw in his father's office, and this exposure to an architectural environment may have determined his predilections as an artist. Between the ages of ten and fifteen he was educated in the college at ...

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Hayman, Francis (1707/8–1776), painter, engraver, and book illustrator, was born perhaps in Exeter, the elder of the two recorded children of John Hayman (d. 1713) and his wife, Jane Browne. He was apprenticed for the sum of £84 in 1718 to Robert Browne...

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Hayter, Sir George (1792–1871), painter and engraver, was born on 17 December 1792 at 27 St James's Street, Westminster, London, the third of ten children of Charles Hayter (1761–1835), the son of an architect and a painter in miniature and crayon, and his wife, ...