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Wilenski, Reginald Howard (1887–1975), art critic and historian, was born at 16 Upper Westbourne Terrace, Paddington, London, on 7 March 1887, the son of Abraham Arthur Wilenski, merchant, and his wife, Alice (née Simeon), of 16 Upper Westbourne Terrace, Paddington. The surnames suggest a Polish ancestry, and Jewish descent on both his father's and mother's sides. Elected a foundation scholar at ...

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Zerffi, George Gustavus (1820–1892), writer on art and history, was probably born in Buda, Hungary, the son of Julius Stephan Zerffi, an editor and translator. George Zerffi edited the Ungar newspaper in Pest, and took part in the 1848 revolution, serving as a captain in the revolutionary army. In 1849 he moved to ...