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Angus, Margaret MacGregor [Peggy] (1904–1993), designer and artist, was born on 9 November 1904 in Coronel, Chile, the tenth surviving child of David Angus (1855–1926), railway engineer, and his wife, Mary, née Wilson (1860–1939), a former teacher. Her parents were originally from Scotland...

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Mary Nicol Armour (1902–2000) by Andy Stark © Andy Stark

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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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Clayton, John (1728–1800), still-life and landscape painter, was born at Bush Hill, Edmonton, Middlesex; he was brother to Samuel Clayton of Old Park, Enfield, Middlesex, and uncle to Nicholas Clayton. He initially trained to enter the medical profession under Samuel Sharp, a well-known surgeon, but then turned to an artistic career as a painter of fruit, flowers, and landscapes in oil, crayon, and watercolour. He exhibited four paintings of fruit at the ...

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Devas, (Thomas) Anthony (1911–1958), portrait, still-life, and landscape painter, was born on 8 January 1911 in Bromley, Kent, the second son of the four children of Thomas Gronow Devas, chairman of the City of London wholesale textile firm Devas Routledge, and his wife, ...

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Green, Amos (1735–1807), fruit and landscape painter, was born in Halesowen, Shropshire, into a family that had 'want of fame and fortune' (Green, 78). Green had a poor education, followed by an apprenticeship with the Birmingham printer John Baskerville...