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Bomberg, David Garshen (1890–1957), painter, was born at 18 Florence Street, Birmingham, on 5 December 1890, the fifth of the eleven children of Abraham Bomberg (1867/8–1938), a Polish immigrant leather-worker, and his wife, Rebecca, née Klan (1863/4–1912), whose family kept an inn and reared horses. In 1895 the family moved to ...

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Browse, Lillian Gertrude (1906–2005), art dealer and art historian, was born at 2 Carlton Mansions, West End Lane, Hampstead, London, on 21 April 1906, the younger child of Michael Browse, entrepreneur, champion cyclist, and son of a Jewish White Russian émigré who had settled in ...

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Calman, Melville [Mel] (1931–1994), cartoonist and illustrator, was born on 19 May 1931 at 64 Linthorpe Road, Stamford Hill, London, the youngest of the three children of Clement Calman, timber merchant, and his wife, Anna. His parents were Russian-Jewish immigrants, his father from ...

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Caro, Sir Anthony Alfred [Tony] (1924–2013), sculptor, was born on 8 March 1924 at Voewood, Motspur Park, Old Malden, Surrey, the youngest of three children of Alfred Haldinstein Caro (1884–1950), a successful City of London stockbroker, and his wife, Mary Rose Edith, née...

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Duveen, Joseph Joel, Baron Duveen (1869–1939), art dealer and benefactor, was born at 31 Myton Gate, Hull on 14 October 1869, the eldest of the ten sons and four daughters of Sir Joseph Joel Duveen (1843–1908) and his wife, Rosetta, daughter of Abraham Barnett...

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Epstein, Sir Jacob (1880–1959), sculptor, was born on 10 November 1880 at 102 Hester Street, New York city, the second son and third of eight surviving children of Max Epstein (1859–1941), businessman, and his wife, Mary, née Solomon (c.1859–1913). Both parents were from Orthodox Jewish families and had immigrated to the ...

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Feibusch, Hans Nathan (1898–1998), mural painter, was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, on 15 August 1898, the elder son of assimilated Jewish parents, Carl Feibusch (d. 1929), dental surgeon, and his wife, Marianne, née Ickelheimer, an amateur painter. He received a classical education and saw military service on the Russian front (1916–18). Following the war he briefly pursued medical studies, but then turned to painting and studied in ...

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Gertler, Mark (1891–1939), painter, was born on 9 December 1891 at 16 Gun Street, Spitalfields, London, the youngest of the five children of Louis Gertler (c.1858–1917), master furrier, and his wife, Kate (Golda) Berenbaum (c.1862–1932). In 1893 the family returned to their native ...

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Gilbert, Sir Arthur (1913–2001), businessman and art collector, was born Abraham Bernstein at 6 St Mark's Terrace, Dalston, London, on 16 May 1913, the eighth child of Lazarus Bernstein and his wife, Bela (Betsy), née Feldman, Polish Jewish immigrants who had settled in ...

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Hart, Solomon Alexander (1806–1881), historical genre painter, was born in April 1806 in Plymouth, son of Samuel Hart (fl. 1785–1830), a Jewish engraver and teacher of Hebrew. Hart's mother died when he was young and his father married again. Two brothers are known, ...

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Hoffnung, Gerard [formerly Gerhardt] (1925–1959), cartoonist and musical humorist, was born in Grünewald, Berlin, on 22 March 1925, the only child of German-Jewish parents, Ludwig Hoffnung, a wealthy grain merchant, and his wife, Hilde, a widow, whose first husband, Schnabel, was killed in the First World War. His mother was a keen amateur musician and artist who encouraged his artistic talents. From his earliest years he was interested in the macabre—fairy tales, practical jokes, and the comic drawings of the famous German illustrators and caricaturists....

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Jacobs, Jacob (1839–1896), wholesale jeweller and politician, was born at 56 Church Street, Sheffield, Yorkshire, on 11 July 1839, the second child of Ephraim Jacobs (1804/5–1862), a furrier of Jewish descent born in Poland, and his wife, Jane, née Solomon (d. 1882)...

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Juda [née Brauer], Anneliese Emily [Annely] (1914–2006), art dealer and gallery owner, was born on 23 September 1914 in Kassel, Germany, the eldest of the two daughters of Kurt Brauer (d. 1951) and his wife, Margarete, née Goldmann. Her father was an industrial chemist who moved with his wife from ...

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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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Koenig [married name Tuckman], Ghisha (1921–1993), sculptor, was born on 8 December 1921 at 81 St Mark's Road, Kensington, London, the younger of the two children of (Mendel) Leo Koenig (1898–1970), art critic and writer, and his wife, Fanny Hildebrand (fl...

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Lasdun, Sir Denys Louis (1914–2001), architect, was born on 8 September 1914 at 17 Pembridge Place, Kensington, London, the only son of Nathan (later Norman) Lasdun (d. 1919), businessman and engineer, and his wife, Julie, née Abrahams (1889–1963). His father was born in ...

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Montalba, Henrietta Skerrett (1856–1893), sculptor, was born in London, the youngest of the four daughters of the Swedish painter Anthony Rubens Montalba and his British wife, Emmeline. All four sisters and their brother practised art, with Clara Montalba (1842–1929) in particular becoming a very successful painter. From 1868 ...

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Percy, Sidney Richard (1821–1886), landscape painter, was born in Lambeth, London, the fifth son of the landscape painter Edward Williams (1781–1855) and his wife, Ann Hildebrandt (bap. 1780, d. 1851); their six sons all became successful landscape painters, three of them working under other names to avoid confusion. ...

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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 ...

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Podro, Michael Isaac (1931–2008), art historian, was born Michael Isaac Podrushnik on 13 March 1931 at Gloucester Lodge nursing home, Golders Green, London, the son of Joshua Podrushnik, later Podro (1893/4–1962), who ran a press cuttings agency, and his wife, Fanny, née Klinghoffer...