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Good, Thomas Sword (1789–1872), painter, was born on 2 December 1789 at Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland, and baptized there on 21 December, the son of James Good (1744–1812), a master house painter and glazier, and his wife, Barbara (d. 1832). Good initially trained as a house painter, most probably with his father, but in 1815 showed three paintings at the ...

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Thomas Sword Good (1789–1872) self-portrait, c. 1832 private collection

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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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Lanyon, (George) Peter (1918–1964), painter, was born on 8 February 1918 at the Red House, St Ives, Cornwall, the only son and second child of (William) Herbert Lanyon (1862–1936), an amateur photographer, musician, and composer whose father was a director of mines in ...

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Ryley, Charles Reuben (c. 1752–1798), painter, son of a trooper in the horseguards, was born in London. He suffered from poor health and a physical deformity. Showing an early inclination towards art, he first studied engraving, for which he received a premium in 1767 from the ...

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Spry [née Fletcher], Constance (1886–1960), floral artist, was born at 58 Warner Street, Derby, on 5 December 1886, the only daughter and eldest of the six children of George Fletcher (d. 1934) and his wife, Henrietta Maria Clark; her father was a railway clerk and rose to become assistant secretary to the ...

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Constance Spry (1886–1960) by Harold Piercey Constance Spry