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Bellany, John (1942–2013), painter and print-maker, was born at 8 Gosford Road, Port Seton, East Lothian, a fishing village on the Firth of Forth, on 18 June 1942, the son of Richard Paterson Weatherhead (Dick) Bellany (1911–1985), a fisherman then serving in the ...

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Benjamin, Anthony (1931–2002), artist, was born Anthony Benjamin Brown on 29 March 1931 at Nelson Villa, Wickham Road, Boarhunt, Hampshire, the only son of Albert Benjamin Brown, accountant and later instrument maker, and his wife, Edna Grace, née Mott. His childhood was itinerant and he later claimed to have attended over twenty schools. From 1946 to 1949 he studied engineering at ...

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Blake, William (1757–1827), engraver, artist, and poet, was born on 28 November 1757 at 28 Broad Street, Soho, London, the third son of James Blake (1723?–1784), a hosier, and his wife, Catherine, née Wright (1723–1792), the widow of Thomas Armitage. Blake had four brothers, ...

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William Blake (1757–1827) by Thomas Phillips, 1807 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Clennell, Luke (1781–1840), artist and wood-engraver, was born on 8 April 1781 at Ulgham, near Morpeth, Northumberland, and baptized there on 11 May, the second of the seven children of John Clennell, farmer. His powerful natural gifts as a draughtsman were evident from an early age. After attending ...

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Cooke family (per. c. 1800–1865), engravers, artists, and publishers, came to prominence with William Bernard Cooke (1778–1855), who was born in Charles Street, Hatton Garden, London, the son of a German immigrant confectioner from Frankfurt am Main, Johann Bernhard Guck, who changed his name to ...

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Fedden, (Adye) Mary (1915–2012), painter and printmaker, was born on 14 August 1915 at 52 Downs Park East, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, the daughter of Harry Vincent Fedden (1872–1937), sugar broker, and his wife, Ida Margaret, née Prichard (1884–1972). She was educated close to home at ...

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Gill, Leslie MacDonald [Max] (1884–1947), artist and decorative cartographer, was born on 6 October 1884 at 2 Prestonville Road, Brighton, the fourth of thirteen children (two of whom died in childhood) of Arthur Tidman Gill (1848–1933) and his wife, (Cicely) Rose, née King (1855–1929)...

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Leslie MacDonald Gill (1884–1947) by Howard Coster, 1930 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hassall, Joan (1906–1988), artist and wood-engraver, was born on 3 March 1906 at 88 Kensington Park Road, Notting Hill, London, the only daughter and elder child of John Hassall (1868–1948), painter and illustrator, and his second wife, Constance Maud (1878–1950), daughter of the ...

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Hoyland, John Neville (1934–2011), painter and printmaker, was born on 12 October 1934 at Nether Edge Hospital, Sheffield, the younger child and only son of John Kenneth Hoyland (1909–1990), tailor, and his wife, Kathleen, née Cardno (1909–2011). At the time of his birth registration the family lived at ...

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Laing, Gerald Ogilvie- (1936–2011), painter, sculptor, and print-maker, was born Gerald Ogilvie Laing at 69 Grange Road, Newcastle, on 11 February 1936, the son of Gerald Francis Laing (1913–1969), then a director of a company making drawing instruments, and his wife, Enid Moody, ...

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Loggan, David (bap. 1634, d. 1692), artist and engraver, was born in Danzig, Poland, where he was baptized in the Calvinist church of St Peter and St Paul on 27 August 1634. He was the only son of John Loggan (b. 1608)...

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Owen, Edward Pryce (1788–1863), artist and etcher, born on 3 March 1788, was the only son of Hugh Owen (1760–1827), curate of Berwick, Shropshire, and his wife, Harriet, née Jeffreys. He was educated from 1806 at St John's College, Cambridge, where he graduated BA in 1810 and MA in 1816. He was ordained deacon at ...

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Smart, George (1775/6–1846), tailor and textile artist, was famously associated with the village of Frant in Sussex, near Tunbridge Wells, living there most of his life and often being referred to as ‘the tailor of Frant’. The George Smart who was buried in ...

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Tutill, George (1817–1887), banner and regalia maker, was born on 16 April 1817 in Howden, Yorkshire, and baptized there on 19 April, the son of Thomas Tutill (1775/6–1860), corn miller, and his wife, Elizabeth Richardson (1789/90–1859), who is said to have been a regalia apron maker. He had at least one sister, ...

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Wight [married name Balakjian], Dorothea Edna (1944–2013), artist and master printer, was born on 23 September 1944 at La Carité, Paignton, Devon, the only child of George Burnside Wight (1909–1982), a manager of a welding company then serving in the Royal Engineers...