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Besson, Anita Claudia (1933–2015), gallery owner  

Frances Cornford

Besson, Anita Claudia (1933–2015), gallery owner, was born on 18 September 1933 in Zürich, the younger daughter of Paul Besson (1909–1980), agricultural engineer, and his wife, Erna, née Bollag (1899–1983), pharmacist, and daughter of Raphael Bollag and his wife, ...

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Bourgeois, Sir (Peter) Francis (1756–1811)  

Maker: Sir William Beechey

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Sir (Peter) Francis Bourgeois (1756–1811) by Sir William Beechey, c. 1810 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bourgeois, Sir (Peter) Francis (1756–1811), landscape painter and founder of the Dulwich Picture Gallery  

Robin Simon

Bourgeois, Sir (Peter) Francis (1756–1811), landscape painter and founder of the Dulwich Picture Gallery, was given to obfuscation and romance where his origins were concerned; but he was born in London, the son of Issac Bourgeois (b. 1707/8), who was of Swiss descent, and his wife, ...

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Davies [née Adey], Susan Elizabeth [Sue] (1933–2020), curator and gallery founder  

Zelda Cheatle

Davies [née Adey], Susan Elizabeth [Sue] (1933–2020), curator and gallery founder, was born in Abadan, Iran, on 14 April 1933, the daughter of Stanworth Wills Adey (1902–1980), an engineer working in the oil industry, and his wife, ...

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Drew, Joanna Marie (1929–2003)  

Maker: Markéta Luskačová

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Joanna Marie Drew (1929–2003) by Markéta Luskačová, 1987 © Markéta Luskačová/ National Portrait Gallery, London

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Drew, Joanna Marie (1929–2003), gallery director  

Susan Ferleger Brades

Drew, Joanna Marie (1929–2003), gallery director, was born in Naini Tal, India, on 28 September 1929, the only daughter of (Francis) Greville Drew (1892–1962), army officer, and his wife, Sannie Frances, née Sands (1903–1969), painter, daughter of Charles Sands, policeman in India. She had an older brother, ...

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Greenwood, Nigel Palin (1941–2004), gallery owner  

Gordon Burn

Greenwood, Nigel Palin (1941–2004), gallery owner, was born on 28 May 1941 at Quay Cottage, Noss Mayo, near Plymouth, Devon, the second child and only son of Hilary Greenwood (1907–1979), naval officer, and his wife, Katharine Mary, née Palin (1909–1976). He had two sisters, ...

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Holland, Joan Mary Crossley- [née Joan Mary Cowper] (1912–2005), potter and gallery owner  

Marina Vaizey

Holland, Joan Mary Crossley- [née Joan Mary Cowper] (1912–2005), potter and gallery owner, was born on 3 April 1912 at Peatling Magna, Lutterworth, Leicestershire, the daughter of Claude Marriott Lovell Cowper, medical doctor, and his wife, Mary Bourne, née Collard, a nurse who was also a gifted amateur artist. Unusually she was educated at a ...

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Juda [née Brauer], Anneliese Emily [Annely] (1914–2006), art dealer and gallery owner  

Philip Carter

Juda [née Brauer], Anneliese Emily [Annely] (1914–2006), art dealer and gallery owner, was born on 23 September 1914 in Kassel, Germany, the eldest of the two daughters of Kurt Brauer (d. 1951) and his wife, Margarete, née Goldmann. Her father was an industrial chemist who moved with his wife from ...

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Juda, Anneliese Emily [Annely] (1914–2006)  

Maker: unknown photographer

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Anneliese Emily Juda (1914–2006) by unknown photographer courtesy of Annely Juda Fine Art, London

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Knight, Vivien Margaret (1953–2009), art historian and gallery director  

Andrea Rose

Knight, Vivien Margaret (1953–2009), art historian and gallery director, was born at Solihull Hospital, Solihull, Birmingham, on 9 November 1953, the only daughter and elder child of Donald Frank Knight and his wife, Valerie, née Hanson. At the time of her birth registration her parents lived at ...

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Knollys, (Edward) Eardley (1902–1991), gallery owner, art collector, and artist  

Richard Coombs

Knollys, (Edward) Eardley (1902–1991), gallery owner, art collector, and artist, was born in Swarraton, near Alresford, Hampshire, on 21 November 1902, the younger son of Cyprian Robert Knollys (1868–1940), land agent, and his wife, Audrey, née Hill (1871–1957...

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Lever, William Hesketh, first Viscount Leverhulme (1851–1925), soap manufacturer and philanthropist  

Richard Davenport-Hines

Lever, William Hesketh, first Viscount Leverhulme (1851–1925), soap manufacturer and philanthropist, was born on 19 September 1851, at 16 Wood Street, Bolton, seventh child and elder son of James Lever (1809–1897), wholesale and retail grocer, and his wife, Eliza, daughter of William Hesketh...

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Lever, William Hesketh, first Viscount Leverhulme (1851–1925)  

Maker: William Strang

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William Hesketh Lever, first Viscount Leverhulme (1851–1925) by William Strang, 1918 University of Liverpool Art Gallery and Collections

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Reid, Sir Norman Robert (1915–2007), painter and gallery director  

Simon Casimir Wilson

Reid, Sir Norman Robert (1915–2007), painter and gallery director, was born on 27 December 1915 at 244 Upland Road, Dulwich, London, the only son and second of three children of Edward Daniel Reid (1887–1956) and his wife, Blanche, née Drouet (1888–1961). His sisters were ...

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Ross, Robert Baldwin (1869–1918)  

Maker: Sir William Rothenstein

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Robert Baldwin Ross (1869–1918) by Sir William Rothenstein © Estate of Sir William Rothenstein / National Portrait Gallery, London

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Ross, Robert Baldwin (1869–1918), journalist and gallery owner  

Maureen Borland

Ross, Robert Baldwin (1869–1918), journalist and gallery owner, was born in Tours, France, on 25 May 1869, the youngest of seven children of John Ross (1818–1871), attorney-general of Upper Canada, and his second wife, Augusta Elizabeth (c.1832–1905), the daughter of Robert Baldwin (1804–1858)...

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Rothschild, Henry William (1913–2009), gallery owner and promoter of crafts and design  

Tanya Harrod

Rothschild, Henry William (1913–2009), gallery owner and promoter of crafts and design, was born Heinrich Wilhelm Jacques Rothschild on 21 November 1913 at Offenbach am Main, Germany, the fourth and youngest child of Albert Aaron Rothschild (1872–1938), businessman, and his wife, Elisabeth Sophie (Lisbeth), ...

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Silver, Jonathan (1949–1997), businessman and gallery owner  

Anne Pimlott Baker

Silver, Jonathan (1949–1997), businessman and gallery owner, was born on 21 October 1949 at St Luke's Hospital, Horton Lane, Bradford, Yorkshire, one of the two sons of Sydney Samuel Silver (b. 1917), retail draper, and his wife, Irene Betty, née Morris, whose mother ran a boarding-house for Jewish refugees. Educated at ...