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Abrahams, Ivor (1935–2015), painter, printmaker, and art teacher, was born on 10 January 1935 at 10 Swinley Road, Wigan, Lancashire, the only son and elder child of Hyman (Harry) Abrahams, ladies’ outfitter, and his wife, Rachel (née Kalisky, later Kay). At the time of his birth registration the family lived at ...

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Daghani [formerly Korn; Dagani], Arnold (1909–1985), artist and writer, was born Arnold Korn on 22 February 1909, in Suczawa, Bukovina, on the eastern borders of the Austro-Hungarian empire (later Suceava, Romania), to a Jewish family, the youngest child of Viktor Korn (...

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Forge, Andrew Murray (1923–2002), painter and art critic, was born on 10 November 1923 at Little Coombe, Hastingleigh, Kent, the younger son (there were no daughters) of (Sidney) Wallace Forge, farmer, and his wife, Johannah Ruth (Joanna), daughter of Joseph Bliss, businessman and Liberal MP. The ...

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Roger Eliot Fry (1866–1934) self-portrait, 1930-34 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Fry, Roger Eliot (1866–1934), art historian, critic, and painter, was born on 14 December 1866 at 6 The Grove, Highgate, Middlesex, the fifth of the nine children of Sir Edward Fry (1827–1918), judge, and his wife, Mariabella (1833–1930), daughter of John Hodgkin and his wife, ...

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Patrick Heron (1920–1999) by Jorge Lewinski, 1964 © Burlington / Lewinski Archive; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Heron, Patrick (1920–1999), painter and art critic, was born at 12 Hollin Lane, Headingley, Leeds, on 30 January 1920, the eldest child in the family of three sons and a daughter of Thomas Milner Heron (1890–1983), textile and garment manufacturer, and his wife, ...

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Cordelia McIntyre Oliver (1923–2009) by David Gibson, 2008 © David Gibson

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Oliver [née Patrick], Cordelia McIntyre (1924–2009), artist and art and theatre critic, was born at 101 Pollok Street, Glasgow, on 24 April 1924, the daughter of Robert Patrick, marine engineer, and his wife, Flora McCallum, née Matchett. She was educated at Hutcheson's Grammar School...

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Stevenson, Robert Alan Mowbray (1847–1900), painter and art critic, the only son of the Scottish engineer Alan Stevenson (1807–1865) and his wife, Margaret Scott Jones (1813–1895), was born at Edinburgh on 25 March 1847; his younger sister, Katharine [see Mattos, Katharine Elizabeth Alan de...