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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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Harari, Ralph Andrew (1893–1969), merchant banker and art scholar and collector, was born on 28 October 1893 in Cairo, the third child and elder son of Sir Victor Harari Pasha, civil servant, financier, and leading member of Egypt's Anglo-Jewish community, and his wife, ...

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Pächt, Otto Ernst (1902–1988), art historian, was born in Vienna, Austria, on 7 September 1902, the elder son (there were no daughters) of David Pächt, a Jewish businessman, and his wife, Josephine Freundlich. He attended the Volkschule and Stadtgymnasium in Vienna and in 1920 proceeded to ...

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Michael Isaac Podro (1931–2008) by R. B. Kitaj, 1984–5 © The Estate of R. B. Kitaj, courtesy Marlborough Gallery, New York

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Podro, Michael Isaac (1931–2008), art historian, was born Michael Isaac Podrushnik on 13 March 1931 at Gloucester Lodge nursing home, Golders Green, London, the son of Joshua Podrushnik, later Podro (1893/4–1962), who ran a press cuttings agency, and his wife, Fanny, née Klinghoffer...