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Aitchison, (John Ronald) Craigie (1926–2009), artist, was born at 12 India Street, Edinburgh, on 13 January 1926, the second son of Craigie Mason Aitchison, later Lord Aitchison (1882–1941), and his wife, Charlotte Mary Forbes, née Jones (d. 1970). Craigie was his paternal grandmother's maiden name. His father was a distinguished Scottish lawyer, Labour then National Labour MP for ...

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(John Ronald) Craigie Aitchison (1926–2009) by Snowdon, 2003 © Snowdon / Camera Press London

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Carlile [Carlell; née Palmer], Joan (c. 1606–1679), portrait painter and copyist, was the daughter of William Palmer (d. 1634), an official of the royal parks of St James's and the Spring Garden, and his wife, Mary. Buckeridge and the Dictionary of National Biography...

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Charretie [née Kennell], Anna Maria (1819–1875), miniature painter and oil painter, was born at Vauxhall, Surrey, on 5 May 1819, the daughter and one of at least two children of John Pratt Kennell (1779-1842), an officer in the department of stamps and taxes...

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Evans, Richard (1783?–1871), portrait painter and copyist, was born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. He was possibly the Richard Evans who was baptized on 1 August 1783 at St Mary's, Shrewsbury, the son of Robert Evans and his wife, Elizabeth. About 1804 he followed his friend ...

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Lucian Michael Freud (1922–2011) by Lucian Freud, 1985 [Reflection (Self Portrait)] © The Lucian Freud Archive / Bridgeman Art Library

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Freud, Lucian Michael (1922–2011), painter, was born on 8 December 1922 in the district of Lützow in Berlin, the second of three sons of Ernst Ludwig Freud (1892–1970), architect (and youngest son of Sigmund Freud), and his wife, Lucie, née Brasch (1896–1989)...

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Hole, William Fergusson Brassey (1846–1917), painter and etcher, was born in the close, Salisbury, Wiltshire, on 7 November 1846, the only child of Richard Brassey Hole (1818/19–1849), a physician, originally from Devon, who had studied in Edinburgh, where he married Anne Burn, née...

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John Jackson (1778–1831) self-portrait, c. 1823 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Jackson, John (1778–1831), portrait painter and copyist, was born on 31 May 1778 at Lastingham in the North Riding of Yorkshire, the eldest son of John Jackson (1743–1822), tailor, and his wife, Ann Warrener (d. c.1837), who came from a Wesleyan missionary family. After a period at a private school at ...

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

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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 ...

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Paton, David (d. in or after 1709), portrait draughtsman and copyist, was a Scot, of whose origins very little is known. He specialized in making small monochrome drawings, both portraits and copies of old masters, in plumbago (lead point) as well as in pen and Indian ink on vellum. His earliest extant works are copies, signed and dated 1667. These are rectangular works drawn in plumbago on vellum after oil paintings by ...

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Raphael, Sarah Natasha (1960–2001), painter, was born on 10 August 1960 at the Old Mill House, East Bergholt, Suffolk (said to have been the cottage of John Constable's father), the only daughter and second of the three children of Frederic Michael Raphael (...