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Anderson, William (1842–1900), anatomist and writer on art, was born on 18 December 1842 in London at the Eldon Arms, Queen Square, the son of William Henry Anderson, licensed victualler, and his wife, Ann, formerly Cattel. After attending the City of London School...

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Boase, Thomas Sherrer Ross (1898–1974), art historian and university teacher, was born in Dundee on 31 August 1898, the only son and elder child of Charles Millet Boase, the manager and part owner of a bleaching mill at Claverhouse outside Dundee, and his wife, ...

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Brown, Frederick (1851–1941), painter, was born at Chelmsford on 14 March 1851, the third child and second son of the seven children of William Brown, an artist who did armorial painting on carriages and taught drawing, and his wife, Susan Brewster. He was educated at ...

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Burrough, Sir James (1691–1764), architect and college head, was born on 1 September 1691, the son of Dr James Burrough, a physician at Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, and his wife, Amy. He was educated from 1700 at Bury grammar school, and in March 1708 entered ...

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Herron, Ronald James (1930–1994), architect, was born at 330 Southwark Park Road, Bermondsey, London, on 12 August 1930, the son of James Herron and his wife, Louisa (née Leakey). Ron Herron's family circumstances were modest—his father was a leatherworker and amateur artist. He was educated at a local elementary school and, from 1944, at ...

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Moser, Claus Adolf, Baron Moser (1922–2015), by R. B. Kitaj, 1987

Ben Uri Gallery, The London Jewish Museum of Art / Bridgeman Images; © R.B. Kitaj Estate, courtesy Marlborough Fine Art

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Moser, Claus Adolf, Baron Moser (1922–2015), statistician, college head, and public servant, was born on 24 November 1922 in Berlin, the younger son of Ernst (Ernest) Moser (1885–1957), a successful and distinguished Jewish banker, and his wife, Lotte, née...

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Nuttgens, Patrick John (1930–2004), architect, broadcaster, and educationist, was born on 2 March 1930 at The Studio, Whiteleaf, Monks Risborough, Buckinghamshire, the second son and third of four children of Joseph Edward Nuttgens (1892–1982), professionally known as J. E. Nuttgens, a stained-glass artist of German origin, and his first wife, ...

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Tyrwhitt, (Mary) Jaqueline [Jacky] (1905–1983), town planner and educator, was born on 24 May 1905 in Pretoria, Transvaal, the eldest child of Thomas Tyrwhitt (1874–1956), architect, and his wife, Dorothy Nina, née Marsden (c.1883–1938). Her parents had moved in 1904 to ...

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Wellesley, Henry (1794–1866), college head and art connoisseur, was born on 20 January 1794 at Park Lane in the parish of St George Hanover Square, London, the third son and youngest of five illegitimate children of Richard Wellesley, second earl of Mornington and later first Marquess Wellesley...

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Willis, Robert (1800–1875), engineer and architectural historian, was born on 27 February 1800 in London; his father, Robert Darling Willis (1760–1821), physician, was the fifth and youngest son of Francis Willis (1718–1807), physician—both father and son attended George III during the monarch's madness. ...