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Bell, (Arthur) Clive Heward (1881–1964), art critic and writer, was born on 16 September 1881 at East Shefford, Berkshire, the second son of William Heward Bell (1849–1927), civil engineer, and his wife, Hannah Taylor Cory (1850–1942). In the words of his son Quentin...

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(Arthur) Clive Heward Bell (1881–1964) by Roger Fry, c. 1924 © Estate of Roger Fry; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bodkin, Thomas Patrick (1887–1961), museum director and art critic, was born in Dublin on 21 July 1887, the eldest of the family of two sons and four daughters of Matthias McDonnell Bodkin, a journalist who was later county court judge of Clare and MP for ...

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Brock, Alan Francis Clutton- (1904–1976), art critic, was born in Weybridge, Surrey, on 8 October 1904, the son of Arthur Clutton-Brock (1868–1924) and his wife, Evelyn Alice Vernon-Harcourt. His father was a barrister who forsook law to write on art and literature, regularly contributing articles to ...

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Gertrude Elizabeth Campbell [Lady Colin Campbell] (1857–1911) by Giovanni Boldini, c. 1897 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Campbell [née Blood], Gertrude Elizabeth [Lady Colin Campbell] (1857–1911), art critic and journalist, was the second daughter and third of the four children of Edmond Maghlin Blood (1815–1891) of Brickhill, co. Clare, and his wife, Mary Anne (1814/15–1899), daughter of Thomas Fergusson...

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Carey, William Paulet (1759–1839), art critic and dealer, was born in Redmond's Hill, Dublin, the son of Christopher Carey, a baker. He was the brother of John and Mathew Carey. He studied drawing at the school of the Royal Dublin Society, and became an engraver. From 1786 ...

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Daintrey, Adrian Maurice (1902–1988), artist and art critic, was born on 23 June 1902 at Foulsa Road, Balham, London, the youngest of the three children of Ernest Daintrey, solicitor, and his wife, Lucy Mary Blagdon. His talent for drawing was the only distinction to emerge from his schooldays at ...

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Dunphie, Charles James [pseuds. Melopoyn, Rambler] (1820–1908), art critic and writer, was born at Rathdowney House, Rathdowney, Queen's county, Ireland, on 4 November 1820, the elder son of Michael Dunphy, merchant, and his wife, Kate Woodroffe. Dunphie was admitted to Trinity College, Dublin...

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Eagles, John (1783–1855), art critic and poet, was born in Bristol and baptized there on 8 November 1783 in the parish of St Augustine, the second of the two children, and only son, of Thomas Eagles (bap. 1746, d. 1812), merchant and classical scholar, and his wife, ...

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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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Fuller, Peter Michael (1947–1990), art critic and magazine editor, was born on 31 August 1947 in Damascus, the second child and elder son in the family of two sons and a daughter of Harold William Charles Fuller, general medical practitioner, and his wife, ...

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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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Holmes, Sir Charles John (1868–1936), landscape painter and art critic, was born at Preston on 11 November 1868, the elder son of Charles Rivington Holmes (d. 1873), vicar of St Michael's Church, Bromley by Bow, later vicar of Stratton, Cornwall, and his wife, ...

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Sir Charles John Holmes (1868–1936) by Elliott & Fry © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Lynton, Norbert Casper (1927–2007), art historian and critic, was born on 22 September 1927 in Berlin, the son of Paul Loewenstein Basevi von Truenberg, a musicologist who worked for the family's retail business, Hirsch Brothers, and his wife, Amalie Christiane (Mally), née Lippert...

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Melville, (Henry) Robert (1905–1986), art critic and gallery administrator, was born on 31 December 1905 at 73a Black Boy Lane, Tottenham, London, the younger son and third child of Henry James Melville (1869/70–1958), an asphalt contractor's foreman, and his wife, Edith Nellie (or Nelley), ...