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S. E. Fryer

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Bemrose, William (1831–1908), writer on wood-carving and ceramics, was born at Derby on 30 December 1831, the second son in a family of three sons and one daughter of William Bemrose of Derby, founder in 1827 of the printing and publishing firm of ...

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Beyer, Ralph Alexander (1921–2008), letter carver and sculptor, was born on 6 April 1921 in Rathenower Strasse in the Tiergarten area of Berlin, the elder son and eldest of three children of Oskar Wilhelm Laurenz Georg Beyer (1890–1964), art historian, and his wife, ...

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Christmas family (per. c. 1610–c. 1640), sculptors, woodcarvers, and pageant artificers, were active in London. Gerard Christmas (bap. 1576, d. 1634) was born into a family that lived on the eastern edge of the City of London and may have come from ...

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Gibbons, Grinling (1648–1721), woodcarver and sculptor, was born on 14 April 1648 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, one of four known children of James Gibbons (fl. 1637–1659), draper, and Elizabeth Grinling (fl. 1637–1659). Both his parents were English. James Gibbons had been admitted to the freedom of the ...

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Grinling Gibbons (1648–1721) by Sir Godfrey Kneller, c. 1690 The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

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Le Marchand, David (1674–1726), ivory carver, was born on 12 October 1674 in Dieppe, the son of Guillaume le Marchand, a painter and possibly also a carver of ivory, and his wife, Madeleine Levasseur, who married in 1658. After the revocation of the edict of Nantes in 1685 ...

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Osborn, John (c. 1580–c. 1634), worker in pressed horn and whalebone, was born in Worcestershire, where he appears to have been engaged in making cases, sheaths, or small boxes in horn and other material. About 1600 he emigrated to the Netherlands, possibly for religious reasons, and settled at ...

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Poole, Monica Mary (1921–2003), wood-engraver, was born on 20 May 1921 at 43 Whitstable Road, Canterbury, Kent, the younger daughter of Charles Reginald Poole, a bank clerk, and his wife, Gladys Aline, née Haskell. Her sister died at the age of seven as the family was moving to ...

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Pye, David William (1914–1993), woodworker and writer, was born on 18 November 1914 at 66 Glade Croft, Kingswood Road, Betchworth, Surrey, the second of two children of Edmund Burns Pye, wine merchant, and his wife, Gwendolen, daughter of the painter John Brett.

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G. C. Boase

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Rattee, James (1820–1855), woodcarver and mason, was born at Fundenhall, Norfolk. Of his parents, nothing is known. He was apprenticed to a carpenter and joiner of Norwich, named Ollett. He became interested in ecclesiastical art, frequenting the cathedral and other churches in the city and its neighbourhood; at his request his employer taught him carving, in which he soon demonstrated a remarkable skill. In 1842 he left ...

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Rogers, William Gibbs (1792–1875), woodcarver, was born at Dover on 10 August 1792. He showed an early aptitude for drawing and modelling, and was apprenticed by his parents in 1807 to David McLauchlan of Printing House Yard, London (afterwards master of the Shipwrights' Company...

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Thomas, John (1813–1862), architectural sculptor, was born at Chalford, Gloucestershire, and rose from modest beginnings to outstanding success. His parents are untraced. Apprenticed in 1825 to a stonemason, he was regarded as a 'prodigy of precocious genius' (Art Journal). In the final year of his apprenticeship, on a visit to his brother ...

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Warde (née Becker), Beatrice Lamberton Becker (1900–1969), typographer, was born in New York, USA, on 20 September 1900, the only child of Gustav Becker (1861–1959), pianist and composer, and his wife, May, née Lamberton (1873–1958), the journalist and literary critic ...