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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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Fagon, Alfred (1937–1986), actor, playwright, and poet, was born on 25 June 1937 in Clarendon, Jamaica, where his parents were smallholders and also kept a post office and store. He had eight brothers and two sisters. After leaving school at thirteen he worked with his father as a cultivator on his orange plantation....

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S. C. Hutchison

revised by Robin Herdman

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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Haden, Sir Francis Seymour [pseud. H. Dean] (1818–1910), etcher and surgeon, was born at 62 Sloane Street, London, on 16 September 1818, the son of Charles Thomas Haden (1786–1824), a surgeon at Derbyshire General Infirmary. His mother, Emma, was the daughter of the singer ...

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Hollar, Wenceslaus (1607–1677), etcher, was born in Clothmakers' Street, Prague, Bohemia, on 23 July 1607, the eldest of the three sons of Jan Hollar (d. 1630), an official of the land registry in Prague, and his wife, Marketa (d. c.1613)...

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Holroyd, Sir Charles (1861–1917), etcher and museum director, was born in Potternewton, near Leeds, Yorkshire, on 9 April 1861, the eldest son of William Holroyd, a damask merchant, and his wife, Lucy Woodthorpe. He was educated at Leeds grammar school and at the ...

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Keene, Charles Samuel (1823–1891), illustrator and etcher, was born in Duvals Lane, Hornsey, Middlesex, on 10 August 1823, one of the sons of Samuel Browne Keene (d. 1838), a solicitor of Furnival's Inn, London, and Ipswich, and Mary Sparrow (d. 1881)...

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Landseer, Jessica (1807–1880), painter and etcher, was born at 71 Queen Anne Street East (later 33 Foley Street), London, one of the fourteen children (of whom seven survived infancy) of John Landseer (1763/9–1852), painter, engraver, and author, and his wife, Jane Potts (1773/4–1840)...

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J. L. Caw

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Law, David (1831–1901), etcher and landscape painter, was born in Edinburgh on 25 April 1831 and baptized there on 12 November, the son of John Law and his wife, Charlotte. Having been apprenticed at an early age to the steel-engraver George Aikman, he was admitted in 1845 on his master's recommendation to the ...

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Mercier, Philip [formerly Philippe] (1691–1760), painter and etcher, was born in Berlin, the son of Philippe Mercier, a Huguenot tapestry weaver at the royal factory in that city. ‘Reicrem’ (his surname in reverse) was sometimes used as a signature on his paintings. He studied in ...

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Mortimer, John Hamilton (1740–1779), painter and etcher, was born on 17 September 1740 in Eastbourne, Sussex, the fifth and youngest child of Thomas Mortimer (1697–1774), a mill owner and customs officer, and his wife, Catherine, née Smith (d. 1746). Little is known of ...

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J. M. Gray

revised by Marshall Hall

Nicholson, William (1781–1844), portrait painter and etcher, was born at Ovingham, Northumberland, on 25 December 1781, and baptized there on 20 January 1782, the second of the four sons of James Nicholson, schoolmaster, of Ovingham, and his wife, Elizabeth Orton. His father was shortly afterwards appointed master of the grammar school in ...

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Palmer, Samuel (1805–1881), landscape painter and etcher, was born on 27 January 1805, at Surrey Square, Newington, London, the eldest child of Samuel Palmer (1775–1848) and Martha Giles (1778–1818), who were married on 12 October 1803. The Palmers were an upper-middle-class family, who had in the eighteenth century been prosperous feltmakers in the ...

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Peri, Peter Laszlo [formerly Ladislas Weisz] (1899–1967), sculptor and etcher, was born on 13 June 1899 in Budapest, Hungary, the eldest of the eight children of Emanuel (Mano) Weisz, tailor and railway porter, and Amalia Goldstein. Pre-1914 antisemitism in Hungary led the family to change its name to ...