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Adams, Robert (1917–1984), sculptor and designer  

Alastair Grieve

Adams, Robert (1917–1984), sculptor and designer, was born at 22 Thirlestane Road, Far Cotton, Northamptonshire, on 5 October 1917, the youngest of the three children of Arthur Adams (b. 1878), a master grocer and market gardener, and his first wife, Emily, ...

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Adshead, (Sylvia) Mary (1904–1995), mural painter and designer  

Sally Hunter

Adshead, (Sylvia) Mary (1904–1995), mural painter and designer, was born on 15 February 1904 at 46 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London, the only child of Stanley Davenport Adshead (1868–1946), architect and academic, and Mary Annie (1874–1960), née Blackie, teacher and housewife, who both had considerable influence on her career and early success. A delicate child, she was educated initially at home by her mother. From 1910 until 1913 the family spent part of each year in ...

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Jones, Antony Charles Robert [Tony] Armstrong-, first earl of Snowdon and Baron Armstrong-Jones (1930–2017)  

Maker: Roger George Clark

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Antony Armstrong-Jones, first Earl of Snowdon (1930–2017), by Roger George Clark, 1979

© Roger George Clark / National Portrait Gallery, London

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Jones, Antony Charles Robert [Tony] Armstrong-, first earl of Snowdon and Baron Armstrong-Jones (1930–2017), photographer, designer, and campaigner for disabled rights  

Richard Weight

Jones, Antony Charles Robert [Tony] Armstrong-, first earl of Snowdon and Baron Armstrong-Jones (1930–2017), photographer, designer, and campaigner for disabled rights, was born at 25 Eaton Terrace, Belgravia, London, on 7 March 1930, the younger child and only son of Ronald Owen Lloyd (Ronnie) Armstrong-Jones...

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Barnsley family (per. 1885–1987), architects, designers, and craftspeople  

Alan Crawford

Barnsley family (per. 1885–1987), architects, designers, and craftspeople, came to prominence with (Arthur) Ernest Barnsley (1863–1926), architect and designer, and Sidney Howard Barnsley (1865–1926), architect and furniture maker. Ernest Barnsley was born on 17 February 1863, the sixth child of ...

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Bell, Robert Anning (1863–1933), artist and designer  

Peter Rose

Bell, Robert Anning (1863–1933), artist and designer, was born at 1 Little Street, Andrew Street, St Giles, London, on 14 April 1863, the son of Robert George Bell, a cheesemonger, and his wife, Mary Charlotte Knight. He received his early education at University College School...

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Benjamin, (Rose) Elisabeth (1908–1999), architect and designer  

Lynne Walker

Benjamin, (Rose) Elisabeth (1908–1999), architect and designer, was born at 20 Christchurch Avenue, Willesden, London, on 7 December 1908, the only child of liberal-minded Jewish parents, Alfred Benjamin (b. 1876/7), an entrepreneurial businessman, collector and designer of pottery, and his wife, ...

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Bodley, George Frederick (1827–1907)  

Maker: unknown photographer

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George Frederick Bodley (1827–1907) by unknown photographer, 1899 RIBA Library Photographs Collection

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Bodley, George Frederick (1827–1907), architect and designer  

Michael Hall

Bodley, George Frederick (1827–1907), architect and designer, was born at his parents' home, 4 Albion Street, Hull, on 14 March 1827, the sixth child and youngest son of William Hulme Bodley MD (1781–1855) of Edinburgh, physician of the Hull Royal Infirmary, and his wife, ...

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Butterfield, William (1814–1900), architect and designer  

Rosemary Hill

Butterfield, William (1814–1900), architect and designer, was born on 7 September 1814 in London, the second child and eldest son of William Butterfield (1783–1866), chemist and wharfinger, and his wife, Ann (1793–1867), the daughter of Robert Steven, a leather factor of the City of London...

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Butterfield, William (1814–1900)  

Maker: Jane Fortescue Coleridge

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William Butterfield (1814–1900) by Jane Fortescue Coleridge, 1874 by permission of the Warden and Fellows of Keble College, Oxford

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Casteels, Peter [formerly Pieter] (1684–1749), painter and designer  

Timothy Clayton

Casteels, Peter [formerly Pieter] (1684–1749), painter and designer, was born in Antwerp, Southern Netherlands, on 3 October 1684, the son of Pieter Casteels, painter. He was trained by his father and in 1708 arrived in London with his brother-in-law, Peter Tillemans, having been offered work by a picture dealer. He settled readily into ...

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Chippendale, Thomas (bap. 1718, d. 1779), cabinet-maker and designer  

James Lomax

Chippendale, Thomas (bap. 1718, d. 1779), cabinet-maker and designer, was baptized on 5 June 1718 in the parish church of Otley, a small market town in Wharfedale, Yorkshire, the only child of John Chippindale (bap. 1690, d. 1768), joiner, and his first wife, ...

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Conran, Sir Terence Orby (1931–2020)  

Maker: Ray Williams

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Sir Terence Orby Conran (1931–2020), by Ray Williams, 1950s

© The Estate of Ray Williams

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Conran, Sir Terence Orby (1931–2020), designer, restaurateur, and entrepreneur  

Richard Weight

Conran, Sir Terence Orby (1931–2020), designer, restaurateur, and entrepreneur, was born on 4 October 1931 at Down Cottage, Hillbrow Road, Esher, Surrey, the son of (Gerard) Rupert Conran (1905–1984), gum and resin merchant, and his first wife, Christina Mabel Joan, née...