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Baer, Sir Jack Mervyn Frank (1924–2016), art dealer, was born on 29 August 1924 at 38a Porchester Terrace, Bayswater, London, the son of Franz Ludwig (Frank Louis) Baer (1885–1951), a former stockbroker who moved from Frankfurt to London in 1903 and became an executive with the ...

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Lillian Gertrude Browse (1906–2005) by Ida Kar, late 1950s © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Browse, Lillian Gertrude (1906–2005), art dealer and art historian, was born at 2 Carlton Mansions, West End Lane, Hampstead, London, on 21 April 1906, the younger child of Michael Browse, entrepreneur, champion cyclist, and son of a Jewish White Russian émigré who had settled in ...

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Joseph Joel Duveen, Baron Duveen (1869–1939) by Walter Tittle, 1920s? © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Duveen, Sir Joseph Joel (1843–1908), art dealer and benefactor, was born Joel Joseph Duveen at Meppel in the Netherlands on 8 May 1843, the elder son in a family of two sons and two daughters of the merchant Joseph Duveen (1820–1877) and his wife, ...

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Duveen, Joseph Joel, Baron Duveen (1869–1939), art dealer and benefactor, was born at 31 Myton Gate, Hull on 14 October 1869, the eldest of the ten sons and four daughters of Sir Joseph Joel Duveen (1843–1908) and his wife, Rosetta, daughter of Abraham Barnett...

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Estorick, Eric Elihu (1913–1993), art collector and dealer, was born Elihu Estorick on 13 February 1913 in Brooklyn, New York, the only child of Morris Estorick (d. c.1979), paint manufacturer, and his wife, Sarah, née Cutler (d. c.1969). His parents were Jewish, and had emigrated from ...

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Kalman, Andras (1919–2007), art dealer, was born into a Jewish family in the small town of Mátészalka in north-eastern Hungary on 24 May 1919, the youngest of three sons of Ernest Kalman and his wife, Maria, née Laufer. His father was a prosperous pharmacist, and for a time the children had an English governess. His mother taught him to play tennis, and was encouraging when he proved highly gifted at the game; she, prophetically enough, told him it could prove an extremely useful skill in the future. He later collected nineteenth-century British naïve paintings: one picture—depicting maids on a balcony, ogling newcomers to a market town—reminded him of the often charmingly parochial atmosphere of the ...