Benjamin, Anthony (1931–2002), artist, was born Anthony Benjamin Brown on 29 March 1931 at Nelson Villa, Wickham Road, Boarhunt, Hampshire, the only son of Albert Benjamin Brown, accountant and later instrument maker, and his wife, Edna Grace, née Mott. His childhood was itinerant and he later claimed to have attended over twenty schools. From 1946 to 1949 he studied engineering at ...
Maker: John Hamilton Mortimer
Chitqua [Tan-Che-Qua] (c. 1728–1796), clay figure portrait artist, was probably born in Guangdong province, China; further details of his family and upbringing are unknown. In Canton (Guangzhou) he became an accomplished clay figure portrait artist, catering primarily to visiting merchants and ships' officers who sent his clay portraits to relatives in ...
Flanagan, (James) Barry (1941–2009), artist and sculptor, was born on 11 January 1941 at Furzedown, Fforddlas, Prestatyn, Flintshire, the youngest of three sons and youngest of four children of William Joseph Flanagan, who worked for the film company Warner Brothers in Liverpool, and his wife, ...
Laing, Gerald Ogilvie- (1936–2011), painter, sculptor, and print-maker, was born Gerald Ogilvie Laing at 69 Grange Road, Newcastle, on 11 February 1936, the son of Gerald Francis Laing (1913–1969), then a director of a company making drawing instruments, and his wife, Enid Moody, ...
Latham, John Aubrey Clarendon (1921–2006), artist, was born on 21 February 1921 in Livingstone, Northern Rhodesia, the second of three children and only son of Geoffrey Chitty Latham (1887–1980), colonial official, and his wife, Kathleen Anne Clarendon, née Godfrey (d. 1970), widow of ...
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revised by Peter Leach
Paine, James (1745–1829), architect, sculptor, and artist, was baptized at Pontefract, Yorkshire, on 28 August 1745, the only child of James Paine (bap. 1717?, d. 1789), architect, then of Pontefract, subsequently of London, and his first wife, Sarah Jennings. Like his father before him, he studied at the ...
Maker: unknown photographer
Wyllie, George Ralston (1921–2012), artist, was born on 31 December 1921 at 53 George Street, Glasgow, the son of Andrew Wyllie, engineer's clerk, later printer, and his wife, Harriet, née Mills, grocer's shop proprietor. He was brought up in the city within sight of the shipyards. There, as he put it, he was '...