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Beale, (Sarah) Sophia (1837–1920), writer on art and painter, was born on 5 November 1837 in the parish of St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, the daughter of Lionel John Beale (1796–1871), surgeon, and Frances Smith, née Sheppard (1800–1849). She was the sister of Lionel Smith Beale (1828–1906)...

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Eurich, Richard Ernst (1903–1992), painter, was born at 7 Lindum Terrace, Manningham, Bradford, on 14 March 1903, the second child in the family of two sons and three daughters of Frederick William Eurich, bacteriologist, and his wife, Margaret Gwendolyn, née Carter-Squire. His father was a celebrated research bacteriologist for the ...

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Foster, (Myles) Birket (1825–1899), painter and illustrator, was born at 2 Rosella Place, North Shields, Northumberland, on 4 February 1825, fifth son of Myles Birket Foster (1785–1861) and his wife, Ann (1790–1884), daughter of Joseph King of Newcastle upon Tyne. Both parents came from prosperous north country families, staunch adherents of the ...

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

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Gowing, Sir Lawrence Burnett (1918–1991), painter and art historian, was born on 21 April 1918 at 53 Stamford Hill, London, the son of Horace Burnett Gowing (d. 1944), master draper, and his wife, Clara Louise Lawrence. His grandfather was a treasurer of the ...

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Sir Lawrence Burnett Gowing (1918–1991) by Lucian Freud, 1982 © Lucian Freud; private collection; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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revised by Heather M. MacLennan

Gray, George (1758–1819), painter, born at Newcastle upon Tyne, was the eldest of the three sons of Gilbert Gray (1709–1794), a bookbinder and well-known Quaker of that town, and his second wife, whose maiden name was Spence. He was educated at the Royal Free Grammar School...

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Howitt [married name Watts], Anna Mary (1824–1884), painter and writer, was born into a Quaker family in Nottingham on 15 January 1824, the eldest of the five surviving children of William Howitt (1792–1879) and Mary Botham (1799–1888) [see Howitt, Mary], both hardworking writers who founded ...

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Lucas, Samuel (1805–1870), painter, was born at Hitchin in Hertfordshire, the son of William Lucas, a brewer. He was educated at Hitchin and at a Quaker school in Bristol, and wanted to be an artist, but his Quaker religion at that time forbade an artistic education. He was apprenticed to a shipowner at ...

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Morton, Alastair James Fagan (1910–1963), textile manufacturer and abstract painter, was born on 12 February 1910 at Home Acres, Brampton Road, Carlisle (now Cumbria College of Art and Design), the elder son and fifth of the six children of Sir James Morton (1867–1943)...

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Pack, Faithful Christopher (1760–1840), painter, was born on 12 August 1760 in Norwich, the son of a Quaker merchant whose family claimed a connection with that of Sir Christopher Packe, lord mayor of London. Though employed by his father in early adulthood Pack...

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See Procter [née Shaw], Doris Margaret [Dod]

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Shephard, Rupert Norman (1909–1992), painter and teacher, was born on 12 February 1909 at 53 Sotheby Road, Islington, London, the son of Quaker parents, William Henry Shephard, a mechanical and electrical engineer, and his wife, Alice Beck, a housewife and charity worker. Both parents were enthusiastic amateur artists, who encouraged ...

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Joseph Edward Southall (1861–1944) self-portrait, 1911 [left, with Anna Elizabeth Southall] © estate of Joseph Edward Southall / National Portrait Gallery, London

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Southall, Joseph Edward (1861–1944), painter and pacifist, was born on 23 August 1861 in Albert Street, Nottingham, the son of Joseph Sturge Southall (1835–1862), grocer, and Elizabeth Maria Baker (1833–1922). His parents, both Quakers, had married the previous year. When his father died in September 1862, his mother took him to ...

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Walton, Cecile (1891–1956), painter and illustrator, was born on 29 March 1891 at 203 Bath Street, Glasgow, the eldest child of Edward Arthur Walton (1860–1922) and his wife, Helen, née Henderson (1859–1945), who previously had been married to Thomas Law. The physiologist Arthur Walton...

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Cecile Walton (1891–1956) self-portrait, 1920 [Romance; with her children, Gavril (right) and Edward] Scottish National Portrait Gallery