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Cary, Francis Stephen (1808–1880), painter and art teacher, was born at Kingsbury, Warwickshire, on 10 May 1808, the son of the Revd Henry Francis Cary (1772–1844), translator of Dante, and his wife, Jane (1777–1832), daughter of James Ormsby of Sandymount, near Dublin. In 1810 he moved with his family to ...

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Cole, Reginald George Vicat [Rex] (1870–1940), landscape painter and art teacher, was born on 22 February 1870 in Kensington, London, the only son and youngest of the four children of George Vicat Cole (1833–1893) and Mary Ann Chignell (d. 1915), daughter of a ...

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Cope, Sir Arthur Stockdale (1857–1940), art educator and portrait painter, was born at 19 Hyde Park Gate, South Kensington, London, on 2 November 1857, the third son of the successful genre artist Charles West Cope, famed for his historical frescoes in the House of Lords...

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Lauder, Robert Scott (1803–1869), painter and art teacher, was born on 25 June 1803 at Silvermills in Edinburgh, the son of John Lauder, a tannery owner, and his wife, Ellen (or Helen) Tait. Lauder was educated at the Royal High School, Edinburgh. Encouragement from the artist ...

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Leitch, William Leighton (1804–1883), landscape painter and drawing-master, was born in Glasgow on 2 November 1804, the son of Richard Leitch, who had been in the navy and army and retired in 1815, and Elisabeth Hardie. Educated in Glasgow, Leitch worked in a lawyer's office and a weaver's shop, and then as a house painter, but spent his evenings drawing with ...

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Russell, Sir Walter Westley (1867–1949), painter and art teacher, was born on 31 May 1867 at Forest Gate, Essex, the son of William Henry Russell, a bookbinder, and his wife, Charlotte Emily Bradley. In his early twenties he studied painting at the Westminster School of Art, London...

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Varley, John (1778–1842), watercolour painter and art teacher, was born on 17 August 1778 in a converted inn, the Blue Post, Mare Street, Hackney, Middlesex. He was the eldest of five children of Richard Varley (d. 1791) of Epworth, Lincolnshire, and his second wife, ...

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Weight, Carel Victor Morlais (1908–1997), painter and art teacher, was born on 10 September 1908 in Paddington, London, the only son of Sidney L. Weight, a bank cashier, and Blanche Harriet Caroline (b. 1882), daughter of Julius William Süssenbach, a first generation immigrant from the ...