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Burchett, Richard (1815–1875), painter and art teacher, was born on 30 January 1815 in Brighton, Sussex. He was educated at the London Mechanics' Institution before entering the Government School of Design in Somerset House, set up in 1837 to train designers for industry. In 1845 he led a group of students who complained to the ...

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Francis Stephen Cary (1808–1880) by James Hayllar, 1851 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Cary, Francis Stephen (1808–1880), painter and art teacher, was born at Kingsbury, Warwickshire, on 10 May 1808, the son of the Revd Henry Francis Cary (1772–1844), translator of Dante, and his wife, Jane (1777–1832), daughter of James Ormsby of Sandymount, near Dublin. In 1810 he moved with his family to ...

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Christie, Alexander (1807–1860), painter and art teacher, was born in Edinburgh, the son of David Christie; his paternal great-uncle was the schoolmaster and grammarian Hugh Christie (1710–1774). Christie attended the Edinburgh Academy, and, with the intention of becoming a lawyer, enrolled at Edinburgh University...

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Francia, Peter Laurent de (1921–2012), artist and educator, was born Pierre Laurent Joseph Antoine Ferdinand de Francia at Beaulieu sur Mer, Alpes Maritimes, France, on 25 January 1921, the only child of (Francis) Fernand de Francia, otherwise Francis Joseph de Francia (d...

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Gillies, Sir William George (1898–1973), painter and art teacher, was born on 21 September 1898 in Haddington, East Lothian, the second of the three children of John Gillies (1857–1921), tobacconist, and his wife, Emma (1864–1963), fourth daughter of William Smith of Kirriemuir, Forfarshire...

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Golding, (Harold) John (1929–2012), painter, art historian, and curator, was born on 10 September 1929 at 63 Pevensey Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, Hastings, Sussex, the younger child of Harold Samuel Golding (1898–1990), insurance broker, and his wife, Dorothy, née Hamer (1894–1991), piano teacher, then resident at ...

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Graham, John (1754–1817), painter and teacher of art, was born in Edinburgh. He was apprenticed to a coach-painter in Edinburgh, George MacFarquhar (fl. 1763–1799), and later pursued that trade in London. He then undertook study at the Royal Academy Schools and he exhibited at the academy fairly regularly between 1780 and 1797. His paintings included ...

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Gresse, John Alexander (1741–1794), painter and drawing master, was born in London. His father, Peter Gaspard Gresse (d. 1771), was a native of Rolle, on the Lake of Geneva, Switzerland, and owned a small property close to Oxford Street, London, on which ...

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Horton, Percy Frederick (1897–1970), painter and art teacher, was born on 8 March 1897 at 38 Jersey Street, Brighton, Sussex, the eldest of the three sons of Percy Horton (1870–1937), bus conductor, and his wife, Ellen Marman (1866–1954). All three sons won scholarships to the ...

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Johnstone, William (1897–1981), painter and art educationist, was born on 8 June 1897 at his parents' house above their butcher's shop in Main Street, Denholm, Roxburghshire, the only son and youngest of the three children of William Johnstone (1855–1938), farmer and butcher, and his wife, ...

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Robert Scott Lauder (1803–1869) self-portrait, c. mid-1820s Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Lauder, Robert Scott (1803–1869), painter and art teacher, was born on 25 June 1803 at Silvermills in Edinburgh, the son of John Lauder, a tannery owner, and his wife, Ellen (or Helen) Tait. Lauder was educated at the Royal High School, Edinburgh. Encouragement from the artist ...

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Leigh, James Mathews (1808–1860), art teacher and painter, was the son of James Mathews (bap. 1775), a well known bookseller in the Strand, London, and his wife, Elizabeth. He was the nephew of the comic actor Charles Mathews (1776–1835). He studied painting under ...

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Nasmyth family (per. 1788–1884), were active as painters and art teachers. The painter Alexander Nasmyth (1758–1840) and his wife, Barbara Foulis (d. 1847), had eleven children of whom at least eight were gifted artists. The eldest, Patrick Nasmyth (1787–1831), is noticed separately, as is their second son, the mechanical engineer ...

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Pemberton [married name Rowe], Muriel Alice (1910–1993), painter and teacher of fashion, was born on 8 September 1910 in Tunstall, Staffordshire. Her father, Thomas Henry Pemberton, was a gifted amateur painter and innovative photographer who invented a one-camera stereoscopic process; her mother, ...

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Penley, Aaron Edwin (1806–1870), painter and drawing-master, was born on 20 May 1806 at Rye, Sussex, the fourth son of William Penley (1773–1838), a comedian at the Drury Lane Theatre, London, and his wife, Frances Mary Ann Saulez; his brother William Henry Saulez...