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Austen, Winifred Marie Louise (1876–1964), artist and illustrator, was born in Ramsgate, Kent, on 12 July 1876, the only daughter of Josiah Austin, a Cornish naval surgeon, and his wife, Fanny, née Mann. She altered the spelling of her surname from Austin to ...

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Barnard, Lambert (d. 1567/8), painter and calligrapher, may have been the son of a Dutch émigré rumoured to have come to England in the latter decades of the fifteenth century (Croft-Murray, 110), but further details of his parents and place of birth are unknown. He was perhaps born in the early 1490s, as his son ...

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Bowen, Denis Arthur (1921–2006), painter, was born on 5 April 1921 at Zantespans Drift Farm, near Kimberley, South Africa, one of two sons and two daughters of Alan Bowen, a farmer originally from Cardigan, and his wife, Bertha, née Jones. Orphaned young, he went to ...

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Hablot Knight Browne (1815–1882) by unknown engraver courtesy Charles Dickens Museum

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Browne, Hablot Knight [pseud. Phiz] (1815–1882), artist and illustrator, was born in Lower Kennington Lane, London, in June or July 1815 and baptized on 21 December 1815 at St Mary's, Lambeth; he was said to be the ninth son of William Loder Browne (1771–1855)...

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Buckett, Rowland (bap. 1571, d. 1639), decorative painter and joiner, the son of Mighell (or Michael) Buckett, a Dutch- or German-born cordwainer, was baptized at St Clement Danes, London, on 25 November 1571. Buckett became a prominent member of the Painter–Stainers' Company of ...

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Henry William Bunbury (1750–1811) by Thomas Ryder, pubd 1789 (after Sir Thomas Lawrence, c. 1788) [notating his Long Minuet] © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bunbury, Henry William (1750–1811), artist and caricaturist, was born on 1 July 1750 at the Manor House, Mildenhall, Suffolk, the second son of the Revd Sir William Bunbury, fifth baronet (c.1710–1764) and vicar of Mildenhall, and his wife, Eleanor (d...

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Randolph Caldecott (1846–1886) self-portrait, 1884 Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums Collections

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Caldecott, Randolph (1846–1886), artist and book illustrator, was born at 150 Bridge Street, Chester, on 22 March 1846, the son of John Caldecott, a hatter and tailor who was also a pioneer of modern accounting, and his wife, Mary Dinah Brookes. He was educated at ...

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Carter [née Vavasour], Ellen (bap. 1762, d. 1815), artist and book illustrator, was baptized at St Olave's Church, York, on 16 May 1762. She was the daughter of Walter Vavasour, a country gentleman whose estate was in Weston, Yorkshire, and Ellen, his wife, daughter of ...

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Helene Marie Fesenmaier (1937–2013) by unknown photographer, 1980s © reserved

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Fesenmaier, Helene Marie (1937–2013), artist, was born in New Ulm, Minnesota, USA, on 31 August 1937, the elder daughter of Otto Bernard Fesenmaier (1907–1974), physician, and his wife, Helene Marie, née Perlowski (1916–2007), interior designer. After studying at the local high school she went to ...

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Wilhelmina Barns- Graham (1912–2004) by David Hills, 1989 © David Hills; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Graham, Wilhelmina [Willie] Barns- (1912–2004), painter, was born at 11 Abbotsford Crescent, St Andrews, Fife, on 8 June 1912, the elder daughter and eldest of the three children of Allan Barns-Graham (1874–1957), landowner, and his wife, Wilhelmina Menzies (1889–1990), fifth daughter of Charles Edward Bayne Meldrum...

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Harris, John (1791–1873), artist and facsimilist, was born on 17 November 1791 in Kennington, London, the son of the watercolour painter John Harris (1767–1832), with whom he has often been confused. His grandfather was the entomologist and illustrator Moses Harris.

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Hatton, Brian (1887–1916), artist, was born at Carlton Villas, Whitecross Road, Hereford, on 12 August 1887, the only son and eldest child of Alfred Hatton (1856–1933) and his wife Amelia, née Keay (1864–1909). He had two younger sisters, Ailsa Marr (1893–1949) and Marjorie (1895–1981)...

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Edith Blackwell Holden (1871–1920) by unknown photographer © RS & RW 2004

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Holden [married name Smith], Edith Blackwell (1871–1920), artist and illustrator, was born on 26 September 1871 at Holly Green, Church Road, Moseley, Birmingham, the fourth of seven children of Arthur Holden (1836–1913), a paint and varnish manufacturer, and his wife, Emma Wearing (1836–1904)...

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Logsdail, William (1859–1944), artist, was born on 25 May 1859 at 19 Minster Yard, Lincoln, the fifth of seven children of George Logsdail (1827–1905), verger at Lincoln Cathedral, and his wife, Mary Ann (May), née Jessop (1826–1905). From an early age Logsdail was inspired by the architecture of the cathedral and the city of ...