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Beale, (Sarah) Sophia (1837–1920), writer on art and painter, was born on 5 November 1837 in the parish of St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, the daughter of Lionel John Beale (1796–1871), surgeon, and Frances Smith, née Sheppard (1800–1849). She was the sister of Lionel Smith Beale (1828–1906)...

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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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Forge, Andrew Murray (1923–2002), painter and art critic, was born on 10 November 1923 at Little Coombe, Hastingleigh, Kent, the younger son (there were no daughters) of (Sidney) Wallace Forge, farmer, and his wife, Johannah Ruth (Joanna), daughter of Joseph Bliss, businessman and Liberal MP. The ...

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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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Heaphy, Thomas Frank (1813–1873), painter and writer on art, was born at St John's Wood, London, on 2 April 1813, the eldest son of the six children of the watercolourist Thomas Heaphy (1775–1835) and his wife, Mary Stevenson (d. after 1820). Charles Heaphy (1820?–1881)...

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Heron, Patrick (1920–1999), painter and art critic, was born at 12 Hollin Lane, Headingley, Leeds, on 30 January 1920, the eldest child in the family of three sons and a daughter of Thomas Milner Heron (1890–1983), textile and garment manufacturer, and his wife, ...

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Patrick Heron (1920–1999) by Jorge Lewinski, 1964 © Burlington / Lewinski Archive; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mary Harriett Jellett (1897–1944) by unknown photographer private collection

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Jellett, Mary Harriett [Mainie] (1897–1944), painter and writer on art, was born on 20 April 1897 at 36 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin, and baptized at St Anne's Church, Dawson Street, the eldest of the four daughters of William Morgan Jellett (1857–1936) and Janet McKensie Stokes (...

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Cordelia McIntyre Oliver (1923–2009) by David Gibson, 2008 © David Gibson

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Oliver [née Patrick], Cordelia McIntyre (1923–2009), artist and art and theatre critic, was born at 101 Pollok Street, Glasgow, on 24 April 1924, the daughter of Robert Patrick, marine engineer, and his wife, Flora McCallum, née Matchett. She was educated at Hutcheson's Grammar School...

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Reynolds, Frances [Fanny] (1729–1807), painter, poet, and writer on art, was born on 10 May 1729 in Plympton Erle, Devon, where she was baptized on 6 June, the youngest daughter of eleven children of the Revd Samuel Reynolds (1681–1745), master of the local grammar school, and his wife, ...

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Sausmarez, Lionel Maurice de (1915–1969), painter and writer on art, was born on 20 October 1915 in Sydney, Australia, the second son of Clarence Montgomery de Sausmarez (1880–1918), a marine engineer of an old and distinguished naval family from Guernsey, and Jessie Rose Macdonald, ...

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Stevenson, Robert Alan Mowbray (1847–1900), painter and art critic, the only son of the Scottish engineer Alan Stevenson (1807–1865) and his wife, Margaret Scott Jones (1813–1895), was born at Edinburgh on 25 March 1847; his younger sister, Katharine [see Mattos, Katharine Elizabeth Alan de...

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Wainewright, Thomas Griffiths [pseuds. Janus Weathercock, Cornelius van Vinkbooms] (1794–1847), painter, writer on art, and putative poisoner, was born probably on 4 October 1794, the son of Thomas Wainewright (d. in or before 1803) of Sloane Street, in the parish of ...