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Brooker [née Beacon], Daphne Elizabeth (1927–2012), model and fashion teacher, was born on 8 June 1927 at the Ormond Maternity Home, 29 Blantyre Street, Chelsea, London, the elder child and only daughter of Charles Beacon, chauffeur, and his wife, Mabel Elizabeth, née...

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Drury, (Alfred) Paul Dalou (1903–1987), artist and teacher of art, was born on 14 October 1903 at Crescent Lodge, 2 Tressillian Crescent, Brockley, in south-east London, the elder of the two sons of (Edward) Alfred Briscoe Drury RA (1856–1944), sculptor and painter, and ...

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Fleming, Ian (1906–1994), artist and art teacher, was born on 19 November 1906 in Colvend Street, Glasgow, the younger son of John Fleming (d. 1939), a painter and decorator, of Byres Road, Glasgow, and his wife, Catherine, née McLean (d. 1970)...

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Francia, Peter Laurent de (1921–2012), artist and educator, was born Pierre Laurent Joseph Antoine Ferdinand de Francia at Beaulieu sur Mer, Alpes Maritimes, France, on 25 January 1921, the only child of (Francis) Fernand de Francia, otherwise Francis Joseph de Francia (d...

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Golding, (Harold) John (1929–2012), painter, art historian, and curator, was born on 10 September 1929 at 63 Pevensey Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, Hastings, Sussex, the younger child of Harold Samuel Golding (1898–1990), insurance broker, and his wife, Dorothy, née Hamer (1894–1991), piano teacher, then resident at ...

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Havell, Ernest Binfield (1861–1934), artist and art teacher, was born on 16 September 1861 at 1 Jesse Terrace, Reading, the second son and third child in the family of three sons and two daughters of Charles Richard Havell, professional artist, and his wife, ...

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Heath, Adrian Lewis Ross (1920–1992), artist and art teacher, was born on 23 June 1920 at Matmyo, north Burma, the only child of Percy Charles Petgrave Heath, the manager of a rubber plantation for the Bombay Burma Corporation, and his wife, Adria Frederica Ross-Porter...

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Kipling, John Lockwood (1837–1911), artist and art school administrator, was born at Kirbymoorside, Pickering, Yorkshire, on 6 July 1837, the eldest child of the Revd Joseph Kipling (1805–1862), a Methodist minister, and his wife, Frances, née Lockwood, the daughter of a Cleveland builder and architect. He was educated at ...

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See Lens [Laus] family

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Rabin, Samuel [Sam] [formerly Samuel Rabinovitch] (1903–1991), artist and art teacher, was born on 20 June 1903 at 20 Dewhurst Street, Cheetham, north Manchester, the son of Jacob Rabinovitch (1872–1962), a cap cutter, later a cap manufacturer and wholesale milliner, and his wife, ...

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Sass, (John) Henry (1787–1844), artist and art teacher, was born in Bloomsbury, London, on 29 April 1787 and baptized at St George's, Bloomsbury, on 22 May, the second child of John Henry Sass (d. c.1824/5), formerly of Kurland, Russia (now Courland, Latvia...

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(Augustus John) Ruskin Spear (1911–1990) self-portrait, 1982 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Spear, (Augustus John) Ruskin (1911–1990), artist and teacher of art, was born on 30 June 1911 in Hammersmith, London, the only son and youngest of five children of Augustus Spear, coach builder and coach painter, and his wife, (Matilda) Jane Lemon, cook. He acquired his unusual and appropriate forenames by being named ...

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Swanwick, Ada Elizabeth Edith [Betty] (1915–1989), artist and art teacher, was born on 22 May 1915 at 2A Causton Villas, Upper Colfe Road, Forest Hill, London, the daughter of the marine painter Henry Gerard Swanwick (d. 1924/5) and his wife, Ethel Priscilla, ...

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Thubron, Henry James [Harry] (1915–1985), artist and art teacher, was born on 24 November 1915 at 7 Victoria Avenue, Bishop Auckland, co. Durham, the son of Percy Thubron, journeyman joiner (and later a newsagent and tobacconist), and his wife, Martha Ada, née Thompson (...

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Henry Tonks (1862–1937) self-portrait, 1909 [Portrait of the Artist] © Family of the artist / Tate, London, 2004

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Tonks, Henry (1862–1937), artist and art teacher, was born in Solihull, Warwickshire, on 9 April 1862, the fifth among the eleven children of Edmund Tonks and his wife, Julia, née Johnson. The family, of Dutch descent, owned a brass foundry in Birmingham. Tonks...