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Hamerton [formerly Hammerton], Philip Gilbert (1834–1894), artist and essayist, was born on 10 September 1834 at Laneside, near Shaw, near Oldham in Lancashire; he changed the spelling of his name in 1854. His father, John Hammerton, a solicitor, married Anne, orphan daughter of ...


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 ...


Ronald Brooks Kitaj (1932–2007) self-portrait, 1993–4 © estate of R. B. Kitaj / National Portrait Gallery, London