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Bellaigue de Bughas, Sir Geoffrey de (1931–2013), art historian and curator, was born on 12 March 1931 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Paris, the son of Vicomte Pierre de Bellaigue de Bughas (1902–1995), mining engineer, and his wife, Marie-Antoinette Gertrude (Toinon) Willemin (1904–1996), who was French governess to princesses ...

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Egerton [née Attiwill], Judith Emilie [Judy] (1928–2012), art historian and curator, was born on 7 August 1928 in Melbourne, Australia, the third daughter and third of five children of Keith Attiwill (1899–1975), journalist, and his wife, Jean, née Muecke. She was educated at ...

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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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Levey, Sir Michael Vincent (1927–2008), art historian and gallery director, was born at 90 Kenilworth Avenue, Wimbledon, on 8 June 1927, the only child of Otto Lemuel Herbert Levey (1893–1961) and his wife, Gladys Mary, née Milestone (b. 1892). His father, of Irish descent, was a civil servant working in the ...

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Sylvester, (Anthony) David Bernard (1924–2001), art critic and exhibition curator, was born in Hackney, London, on 21 September 1924, the son of Philip Silvester, later Sylvester, businessman, and his wife, Sybil, née Rosen. Both parents were of Jewish descent. At the time of his birth his father was in the fish trade, but he later joined the family's antiques and silver business in ...

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(Anthony) David Bernard Sylvester (1924–2001) by Larry Rivers, 1962 © Estate of Larry Rivers / DACS, London / VAGA, New York 2010; collection National Portrait Gallery, London