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Walter Armstrong

revised by Emma Hardy

Armstead, Henry Hugh (1828–1905), sculptor and illustrator, was born in Bloomsbury, London, on 18 June 1828, the fourth and youngest son of John Armstead, and his wife, Ann, daughter of Hugh Dyer of Belfast. John Armstead was a heraldic chaser and Henry Hugh Armstead...

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Henry Hugh Armstead (1828–1905) by John Evan Hodgson, 1884 Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums Collections

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Bell [née Hamilton], Maria, Lady Bell (1755–1825), painter and sculptor, was born on 26 December 1755 in Chelsea, Middlesex, and baptized on 28 December at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Westminster, the daughter of William Hamilton, an architect of Scottish descent, and his wife, Sarah...

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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 ...

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Evesham, Epiphanius (fl. 1570–c. 1623), sculptor, painter, and metal-engraver, was born in or before 1570, perhaps on the feast day of the Epiphany (6 January), the fourteenth and youngest son of William Evesham (1518/19–1584) and his wife, Jane (d. 1570), daughter of ...

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John Flaxman (1755–1826) by George Romney, 1795 [, modelling the bust of William Hayley (1745-1820)] © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Flaxman, John (1755–1826), sculptor, decorative designer, and illustrator, was born on 6 July 1755 in York, the second son of three children of John Flaxman (1726–1795), a minor sculptor and producer of plaster casts and models, and his first wife, formerly Miss Lee (...

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Foulis, Sir James, of Woodhall, seventh baronet (1770–1842), portrait painter and sculptor, was born on 9 September 1770, the son of William Foulis and his wife, whose name was Campbell. He was the great-grandson of William Foulis of Woodhall, second son of Sir John Foulis, ...

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Garrard, George (1760–1826), animal painter and sculptor, was born on 31 May 1760, and baptized on 26 June at St Lawrence Jewry, London, the son of Robert Hazlewood (Haselfoot) Garrard and his wife, Miriam. After studying with the animal painter Sawrey Gilpin (whose daughter ...

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Hawkins, Benjamin Waterhouse (1807–1894), natural history artist and sculptor, was born on 8 February 1807 in Devonshire Street, London, the son of Thomas Hawkins (1777/8–1811), artist, and his wife, Louisa Anna (b. 1781/2), daughter of William Waterhouse, plantation owner in Jamaica. Educated at ...

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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, ...

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Martin, Kenneth Laurence (1905–1984), painter and sculptor, was born on 13 April 1905 at 22 Idsworth Road, Sheffield, the son of Hugh Martin (d. 1923/4), a foreman at steel rolling mills, and his wife, Letitia, née Townsend. He studied at the Sheffield College of Art...

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Sir Eduardo Luigi Paolozzi (1924–2005) by Ida Kar, 1959 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Paolozzi, Sir Eduardo Luigi (1924–2005), sculptor and printmaker, was born on 7 March 1924 at 6 Crown Place, Leith, Edinburgh, the only son and elder child of Alfonso Rudolfo Armando Antonio Paolozzi (1901–1940), confectioner, and his wife, Carmela Maria, née Rossi (1902–1955), daughter of ...

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Thomas Lowinsky

revised by J. G. P. Delaney

Philpot, Glyn Warren (1884–1937), painter and sculptor, was born on 5 October 1884 in London, the youngest of five children of John Philpot (1849–1927), surveyor, and his wife, Jessie Carpenter (1842?–1892), who died when Philpot was seven. He showed a precocious aptitude for drawing, and at thirteen began printing little booklets whose woodcut decorations show a debt to ...

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R. E. Graves

revised by J. Desmarais

Proctor, Thomas (1753–1794), history painter and sculptor, was born at Settle, Yorkshire, on 22 April 1753. His impoverished father apprenticed him to a tobacconist in Manchester, but he afterwards moved to London, and for a time worked in a merchant's counting-house. In 1777 he enrolled as a student at the ...

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See Stone, Nicholas

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Walter Armstrong

revised by Jennifer Melville

Swan, John Macallan (1847–1910), painter and sculptor, was born on 9 December 1847 at Brentford in Middlesex. His parents, Robert Wemyss Swan, a civil engineer, and Elizabeth Macallan, were both Scottish. Swan's sister Alice Macallan Swan (1864–1939) was also a gifted artist and was trained by her much older brother ...

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