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Baker, Charles Henry Collins (1880–1959), art historian and painter, was born on 24 January 1880 at Bay Hill, Ilminster, Somerset, the son of John Collins Baker, solicitor, and his wife, Fanny Henrietta Remmett. He was educated at Berkhamsted before attending the Royal Academy Schools...

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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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Golding, (Harold) John (1929–2012), painter, art historian, and curator, was born on 10 September 1929 at 63 Pevensey Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, Hastings, Sussex, the younger child of Harold Samuel Golding (1898–1990), insurance broker, and his wife, Dorothy, née Hamer (1894–1991), piano teacher, then resident at ...

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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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Reynolds, Sir Joshua (1723–1792), portrait and history painter and art theorist, was born on 16 July 1723 at Plympton, Devon, the seventh of the eleven children of Samuel Reynolds (1681–1745), schoolmaster, and his wife, Theophila Potter (1688–1756) of Great Torrington, Devon. Reynolds's maternal grandfather was ...

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Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723–1792) self-portrait, c. 1780 © Royal Academy of Arts, London

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Tristram, Ernest William (1882–1952), painter and art historian, was born on 27 December 1882 at 36 Richmond Terrace, Carmarthen, the fourth child in a family of five, of Francis William Tristram, engineer (permanent way inspector), and his wife, Sarah Harverson. After some years at the grammar school in ...

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Whitford, Francis Peter (Frank) (1941–2014), art historian and cartoonist, was born at 23 St Margaret’s Road, Bishopstoke, Eastleigh, near Southampton, on 11 August 1941, the only child of Percy Whitford (1917–2013), then an aircraft flight controller at Southampton Airport...