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Devoto, John (fl. 1708–1752), painter and scene designer, was referred to as being French during his lifetime, but his parents were probably Italian and the name has Genoese connections. It is circumstantially probable that he was related to the John Devoto who made properties for the court masque ...

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Ellenshaw, Peter (1913–2007), special effects artist and landscape painter, was born William Samuel Cook Ellenshaw at 76 Chatham Road, Battersea, London, on 24 May 1913, the son of Adeline Eyles. His mother was named on his birth certificate as Alice Ellenshaw, formerly Eyles...

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Hamermesh, Mira (1923–2012), painter and documentary film-maker, was born Mirjam Hamermesz in Łódź, Poland, on 15 July 1923, the third and youngest child of Josef Meir Hamermesz, manufacturer, and his wife, Fajga, née Lerer. Her brother, Mordechai, was born in 1918, and her sister, ...

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Leslie George Hurry (1909–1978) self-portrait, 1944 by courtesy of the Tate Gallery, London / © reserved

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Hurry, Leslie George (1909–1978), painter and theatre designer, was born on 10 February 1909 at 53 High Street, St John's Wood, London, the third and last child of Alfred George Hurry (c.1880–1951/2), funeral director, and his wife, Edith Louise Perry, née...

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Jarman, (Michael) Derek Elworthy (1942–1994), film-maker, painter, and campaigner for homosexual rights, was born on 31 January 1942 at the Victoria Nursing Home, Pinner Hill, Middlesex, the elder child of Wing Commander Lancelot Elworthy Jarman (1907–1986), RAF officer, and his wife, Elizabeth Evelyn (Betts; 1918–1978)...

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(Michael) Derek Elworthy Jarman (1942–1994) by David Thompson, 1992 © David Thompson; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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(Frank) Humphrey Sinkler Jennings (1907–1950) by Lee Miller, 1944 © Lee Miller Archives 2003, Chiddingly, England; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Jennings, (Frank) Humphrey Sinkler (1907–1950), film-maker, painter, and writer, was born at The Gazebo, Walberswick, Suffolk, on 19 August 1907, the elder of two sons of Frank Jennings (1877–c.1950), an architect, and of his wife, Mildred Jessie Hall (1881–c.1950)...

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McGuinness, Norah Allison (1901–1980), painter and theatre designer, was born on 7 November 1901 at Lawrence Street, Londonderry, the daughter of Joseph Allison McGuinness, a coal merchant and shipowner, and his wife, Jessie, née McCleery. She studied graphic design and painting at the ...

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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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Pope, Alexander (1763–1835), actor and painter, was born in Cork. Both his father and his elder brother, Somerville Stevens Pope, were miniature-painters, and Alexander was trained as an artist under Francis Robert West at the Dublin Art School, and, for a time, under ...

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Robertson, Walford Graham (1866–1948), painter and theatre designer, was born on 8 July 1866 in London, the only child of Graham Moore Robertson (1813–1884), a wealthy shipbuilder, and his wife, Marion Greatorex (d. 1907). Baptized Graham Walford, he reversed his names as a schoolboy, but was always known as ...

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Walford Graham Robertson (1866–1948) by Frederick Hollyer, c. 1890–93 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sir Peter Markham Scott (1909–1989) by Howard Coster, 1944 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Scott, Sir Peter Markham (1909–1989), painter, ornithologist, and broadcaster, was born at 174 Buckingham Palace Road, London, on 14 September 1909, the only child of Captain Robert Falcon Scott (1868–1912), Antarctic explorer, and his wife, (Edith Agnes) Kathleen Scott (1878–1947), sculptor, daughter of ...