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Andrews, Michael James (1928–1995), artist, was born on 30 October 1928 at 142 Glebe Road, Norwich, the second child of Thomas Victor Andrews, an insurance clerk, and his wife, Gertrude Emma, née Green. Reared a Methodist and readied by his parents for a job for life in the ...

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Gill, (Arthur) Eric Rowton (1882–1940), artist, craftsman, and social critic, was born at 32 Hamilton Road, Brighton, Sussex, on 22 February 1882, the eldest son and second of the thirteen children of the Revd Arthur Tidman Gill (1848–1933), minister of the Countess of Huntingdon's Connexion...

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(Arthur) Eric Rowton Gill (1882–1940) self-portrait, 1927 © courtesy the Artist's Estate / Bridgeman Art Library; Art Collection, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, the University of Texas at Austin

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Kipling, John Lockwood (1837–1911), artist and art school administrator, was born at Kirbymoorside, Pickering, Yorkshire, on 6 July 1837, the eldest child of the Revd Joseph Kipling (1805–1862), a Methodist minister, and his wife, Frances, née Lockwood, the daughter of a Cleveland builder and architect. He was educated at ...

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John Lewis

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Lamb, Lynton Harold (1907–1977), artist and book designer, was born in Hyderabad, India, on 15 April 1907, the second son of a Methodist minister, the Revd Frederick Lamb, and his wife, (Charlotte) Annie Brown. He was educated at Kingswood School, Bath, and at the ...

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P. G. Konody

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Shields, Frederic James (1833–1911), artist, was born at High Street, Hartlepool, on 14 March 1833, the eldest of the four children of John Shields (c.1808–1849) and his wife, Georgiana Storey (d. 1853). He was baptized Frederick, but later adopted the spelling ...

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Richard Garnett

revised by Susan P. Casteras

Smetham, James (1821–1889), artist and writer, was born at Pateley Bridge, Yorkshire, on 9 September 1821 into a middle-class Methodist family. His father, also James Smetham, and some other family members were ministers, and Smetham was educated at Woodhouse Grove, a Wesleyan Methodist boarding-school. By the age of eight ...

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Spencer, Sir Stanley (1891–1959), artist, was born on 30 June 1891 at Fernlea, High Street, Cookham-on-Thames, Berkshire, the seventh son in a family of eleven children, of whom two died in infancy, of William Spencer (d. 1928), music teacher and organist, and his wife, ...

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Sir Stanley Spencer (1891–1959) self-portrait, 1914 © The Estate of Stanley Spencer 2010. All rights reserved DACS; photograph Tate Gallery, London

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Stephenson, Thomas Alan (1898–1961), marine biologist and artist, was born at Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, on 19 January 1898, the eldest child in the family of two sons and one daughter of Thomas Stephenson, a Wesleyan minister, who shortly afterwards became a tutor at the ...