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(Edward Henry) Gordon Craig (1872–1966) by George Charles Beresford, 1911 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Robert John Gibbings (1889–1958) by Howard Coster, 1938 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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J. C. H. Hadfield

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Gibbings, Robert John (1889–1958), wood-engraver and book designer, was born at 5 Clarence Terrace, Cork, on 23 March 1889, the second son of Revd Edward Gibbings (1859–1924), later canon of Cork Cathedral, and his wife, Caroline Rouvière (1860–1907), the daughter of Robert Day...

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Gertrude Anna Bertha Hermes (1901–1983) self-portrait, 1949 © Simon Hughes-Stanton & Judith Russell; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hermes, Gertrude Anna Bertha (1901–1983), printmaker, sculptor, and designer, was born on 18 August 1901 at Altena, Bickley, Kent, the second of five children of German-born parents, Louis August Hermes (1866–1949) and his wife, Helene, née Gerdes (1872–1949), of Altena, near Dortmund. Her father, who had lived in ...

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Jackson, John Baptist (b. c. 1700, d. in or after 1773), woodcutter and designer of chintz and wallpaper, was the most remarkable English printmaker of his day, although he stands far apart from the mainstream. The main source of information on his life is an autobiography quoted in ...

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Daniel Marot (1661–1752) by Jacob Gole (after Jacques Parmentier) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Marot, Daniel (1661–1752), architect, designer, and engraver, was born in Paris in 1661, the son of the protestant Jean Marot (1619–1679), engraver and architect, and his wife, Charlotte, daughter of the Dutch cabinet-maker Abraham Garbrand. Daniel assisted his father on his engravings of contemporary French architecture, published in 1670 as ...

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John Keyse Sherwin (bap. 1751, d. 1790) self-portrait, pubd 1794 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sherwin, John Keyse (bap. 1751, d. 1790), designer and engraver, was baptized on 27 May 1751 at East Dean, near Chichester, Sussex, one of nine children born to Francis Sherwin, a shipyard carpenter's labourer, and his wife Martha Nowell. Sherwin anticipated the ‘ploughman poet’ ...

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Sydney Cockerell

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Walker, Sir Emery (1851–1933), process engraver and typographer, was born at 10 Pickering Terrace, Paddington, Middlesex, on 2 April 1851, the eldest of the five children of Emery Walker (d. 1891), a coach builder, originally from Norfolk, and his wife, Mary Anne, ...