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William Austin (1721/17331733–1820) by James Godby, pubd 1809 (after Edmund Scott) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Austin, William (1721/1733–1820), drawing-master and engraver, was apprenticed to George Bickham junior in 1747. This suggests that he was born about 1733, although he was said to have died aged ninety-eight, and a man named Austin was listed as an eminent painter in 1748. In 1756 ...

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Burnet, John (1784–1868), painter, engraver, and writer on art, was born in Musselburgh, Edinburghshire, on 20 March 1784, the elder son of George Burnet, surveyor-general of excise for Scotland, and his wife, Anne Cruikshank. His younger brother was the landscape artist James M. Burnet...

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(Walter) Claude Flight (1881–1955) by unknown photographer, 1931 [ and Edith Lawrence (1890-1973) [at the entrance to his cave at Chantemesle, Seine-et-Oise, France]] courtesy Michael Parkin

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Flight, (Walter) Claude (1881–1955), linocut artist and art teacher, was born on 16 February 1881 at 12 Clairville Grove in South Kensington, London, son of Dr Walter Flight FRS (1841–1885), mineralogist and authority on meteorites at the British Museum, and his wife, Katherine Fell (1847–1942)...

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Green, Benjamin (bap. 1739, d. 1798), drawing master and engraver, was the ninth and youngest child of William Green (1696–1754) and his wife, Sarah (1696/7–1788); he was baptized at Halesowen parish church, Shropshire, on 5 April 1739. His career as an artist was probably founded on a family connection with ...

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See Green, Amos

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Phillips, Charles (fl. 1766–1783), engraver and drawing-master, is said to have been born in 1737, but his origins are unknown. He began to exhibit with the Free Society in 1766 and continued until 1783. In 1769 his address, as printed in their catalogue, was 'in ...