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Armour [née Steel], Mary Nicol (1902–2000), still-life and landscape painter, was born at Blantyre, Lanarkshire, on 27 March 1902, the eldest of six children of William Steel, a metal dresser in the steelworks at Blantyre, and his wife, Jabina Gilbert. She won a scholarship to ...

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Bauer, Franz Andreas (1758–1840), microscopist and botanical artist, was born on 4 October 1758 in Feldsberg, Austria (now Valtice, Czech Republic). He was the second of the four sons of Lukas Bauer or Baur (1706/7–1762), a religious and court painter to the ...

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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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Freud, Lucian Michael (1922–2011), painter, was born on 8 December 1922 in the district of Lützow in Berlin, the second of three sons of Ernst Ludwig Freud (1892–1970), architect (and youngest son of Sigmund Freud), and his wife, Lucie, née Brasch (1896–1989)...

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Kitaj, Ronald Brooks [Ron] (1932–2007), painter and essayist, was born Ronald Brooks Benway on 29 October 1932, in Chagrin Falls, near Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Sigmund Benway and his wife, Jeanne, née Brooks (d. 1995), a steel mill worker and teacher. His father was born in ...

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Pope [née Leigh; other married name Wheatley], Clara Maria (bap. 1767, d. 1838), flower painter, was born in London, and baptized on 12 April 1767 at St Andrew by the Wardrobe, London, the youngest daughter of Jared Leigh (1724–1769), a proctor in ...

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Snelling, Lilian (1879–1972), botanical artist, was born at Spring Hall, St Mary Cray, Kent, on 8 June 1879, the third of at least six daughters of John Carnell Snelling (1841–1902), brewer, and his wife, Margaret Elizabeth, née Colgalt. She and her sisters were boarders at a school in ...