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Adams, Robert (1917–1984), sculptor and designer, was born on 5 October 1917 at Far Cotton, Northamptonshire, the youngest of the three children of Arthur and Emily Adams. From about 1930 to 1951 he lived in Hardingstone, near Northampton. He left school at the age of fourteen and did manual work but probably between 1937 and 1946 attended evening classes, part-time, in life drawing and painting at the ...

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Bell, John (1811–1895), sculptor and designer, was born on 19 August 1811 at Hopton, Suffolk (now Norfolk), the eldest of the eight children of Samuel Bell (1769–1844) and his wife, Sarah, of Hopton Hall. He was a cousin of the music teacher Sarah Glover (1786–1867)...

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Biggar [married name Montlake], Helen Manson (1909–1953), sculptor, film-maker, theatre designer, and political activist, was born on 25 May 1909 at Dudley Drive, Hyndland, Glasgow, the eldest of three daughters of Hugh and Florence Biggar. She grew up in a socialist household, her father being a Christian socialist and founder member of the ...

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Bullock, George (1784/5–1818), sculptor and cabinet-maker, was the fourth son of James Bullock and his second wife, Sibylla, of Bristol, the owners of a travelling waxworks. His elder brother, William Bullock, became an artist, naturalist, explorer, and museum proprietor; a sister, Mary Ann...

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Christmas family (per. c. 1610–c. 1640), sculptors, woodcarvers, and pageant artificers, were active in London. Gerard Christmas (bap. 1576, d. 1634) was born into a family that lived on the eastern edge of the City of London and may have come from ...

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Gertrude Anna Bertha Hermes (1901–1983) self-portrait, 1949 © Simon Hughes-Stanton & Judith Russell; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hermes, Gertrude Anna Bertha (1901–1983), printmaker, sculptor, and designer, was born on 18 August 1901 at Altena, Bickley, Kent, the second of five children of German-born parents, Louis August Hermes (1866–1949) and his wife, Helene, née Gerdes (1872–1949), of Altena, near Dortmund. Her father, who had lived in ...

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Lovell, James (d. 1778), sculptor and interior decorator, was active from the mid-1740s. Nothing is known of his birth, parentage, or childhood. His work shows stylistic affinities with that of Peter Scheemakers—who like Lovell worked at Stowe in Buckinghamshire—and it seems likely that he trained in the studio of ...

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Sir Eduardo Luigi Paolozzi (1924–2005) by Ida Kar, 1959 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Paolozzi, Sir Eduardo Luigi (1924–2005), sculptor and printmaker, was born on 7 March 1924 at 6 Crown Place, Leith, Edinburgh, the only son and elder child of Alfonso Rudolfo Armando Antonio Paolozzi (1901–1940), confectioner, and his wife, Carmela Maria, née Rossi (1902–1955), daughter of ...

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Rope, Ellen Mary (1855–1934), sculptor and plaster designer, was born on 14 March 1855 in Blaxhall, near Woodbridge, Suffolk, the seventh of nine children of George Rope (1814–1912), farmer and corn merchant, and Anne (1821–1882), eldest daughter of Thomas Pope of Blaxhall. Her eldest brother, ...

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Stanley, Simon Carl [Charles] (1703–1761), sculptor and stuccoist, was born in Copenhagen on 12 January 1703, the son of a British father and a Danish mother. He was apprenticed in 1718 to a Danish sculptor–stuccoist, J. C. Sturmberg, and assisted his master at ...

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Stevens, Alfred George (1817–1875), sculptor and designer, was born on 31 December 1817 at Blandford Forum, Dorset, where he was baptized on 28 January 1818, the second son of George Stevens, heraldic painter and house decorator, and his wife, Susan (d. 1869)...

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Alfred George Stevens (1817–1875) by unknown photographer, c. 1867 © National Portrait Gallery, London