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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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Berg, Adrian Charles John (1929–2011), artist, was born at 62 Millway, Mill Hill, London, on 12 March 1929, the elder child of (George) Charles Berg (1892–1957), psychoanalyst and author, and his first wife, Sarah, née Sorby, daughter of an army officer of Scottish and Irish descent who served in ...

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Burton, William Shakespeare (1824–1916), painter, was born in London on 1 June 1824, the son of the actor William Evans Burton (1804–1860) and his wife, Elizabeth, née Loft (d. 1876). To escape from his difficult wife Burton's father moved to the USA...

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William Shakespeare Burton (1824–1916) self-portrait, 1899 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Ellenshaw, Peter (1913–2007), special effects artist and landscape painter, was born William Samuel Cook Ellenshaw at 76 Chatham Road, Battersea, London, on 24 May 1913, the son of Adeline Eyles. His mother was named on his birth certificate as Alice Ellenshaw, formerly Eyles...

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Joseph Farquharson (1846–1935) by Samuel Melton Fisher, 1920 Finzean Estate Partnership

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Farquharson, Joseph (1846–1935), landscape painter, was born in Edinburgh on 4 May 1846, the fourth of at least five sons of Francis Farquharson (1802/3–1876) and his first wife, Alison Mary, née Ainslie (d. 1863). His father, laird of Finzean, Aberdeenshire, and by profession a doctor, in 1864 married his second wife, ...

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Hatton, Brian (1887–1916), artist, was born at Carlton Villas, Whitecross Road, Hereford, on 12 August 1887, the only son and eldest child of Alfred Hatton (1856–1933) and his wife Amelia, née Keay (1864–1909). He had two younger sisters, Ailsa Marr (1893–1949) and Marjorie (1895–1981)...

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Logsdail, William (1859–1944), artist, was born on 25 May 1859 at 19 Minster Yard, Lincoln, the fifth of seven children of George Logsdail (1827–1905), verger at Lincoln Cathedral, and his wife, Mary Ann (May), née Jessop (1826–1905). From an early age Logsdail was inspired by the architecture of the cathedral and the city of ...

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Stokes, (Charles) Adrian Scott (1854–1935), artist, was born on 23 December 1854 at 77 Hoghton Street, Southport, the third of the five sons (four surviving) of Scott Nasmyth Stokes (1821–1891), the first Roman Catholic inspector of schools, and his wife, Emma Louisa (1820–1896)...

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(Charles) Adrian Scott Stokes (1854–1935) by Elliott & Fry, 1900s © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Wallis, Alfred (1855–1942), artist, was born on 8 August 1855 at 5 Pond Lane, Devonport, Devon, the third child among two sons and one daughter of Charles Wallis (bap. 1823, d. 1878?), a labourer from Penzance, Cornwall, and Jane, née Ellis (...

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Ward, John (1798–1849), marine painter, was born in Hull on 28 December 1798, the son of Abraham Ward (1761–1835), master mariner, formerly of Derby, and his wife, Sarah née Clark (1764–1814). About 1813 he was apprenticed to Thomas Meggitt, a painter with an extensive business including japanning, gilding, and interior decorating, at ...

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Sir (John) Kyffin Williams (1918–2006) by David Carpanini, 1987 © David Carpanini; by permission of Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / National Library of Wales

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Williams, Sir (John) Kyffin (1918–2006), painter, was born on 9 May 1918 at Tanygraig, a house on the outskirts of Llangefni, Anglesey, the younger son of Henry Inglis Wynne Williams (1870–1942), bank manager, and his wife, Essyllt Mary, née Williams (1883–1964), daughter of ...