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Anderson, Alfred (1896–2005), joiner and soldier  

John M. MacKenzie

Anderson, Alfred (1896–2005), joiner and soldier, was born on 25 June 1896 at 20 Kinloch Street, Dundee, the third son of Andrew Anderson (1864–1945) and his wife, Christina, née Emmerson (1868–1945). His parents had emigrated to Chicago, Illinois, and were married there in 1888. However, nostalgia for ...

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Bemrose, William (1831–1908), writer on wood-carving and ceramics  

S. E. Fryer

revised by Clive D. Edwards

Bemrose, William (1831–1908), writer on wood-carving and ceramics, was born at Derby on 30 December 1831, the second son in a family of three sons and one daughter of William Bemrose of Derby, founder in 1827 of the printing and publishing firm of ...

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Buckett, Rowland (bap. 1571, d. 1639), decorative painter and joiner  

Robert Tittler

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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Cadbury, Sir (George) Adrian Hayhurst (1929–2015), businessman  

Geoffrey Owen

Cadbury, Sir (George) Adrian Hayhurst (1929–2015), businessman, was born at The Davids, Hole Lane, Bournville, Birmingham, on 15 April 1929, the second of four sons and second of six children of Laurence John Cadbury (1889–1982), businessman, and his wife, ...

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Cadbury, Sir (George) Adrian Hayhurst (1929–2015)  

Maker: Ben Smith

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Cadbury, Sir (George) Adrian Hayhurst (1929–2015), by Ben Smith, 2007

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Carter, Ronald Louis [Ron] (1926–2013), furniture designer  

Lesley Jackson

Carter, Ronald Louis [Ron] (1926–2013), furniture designer, was born on 3 June 1926 at 87 Eastwood Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, the son of Harry Victor Carter (1889–1966), travelling salesman, and his wife, Ruth, née Allen, otherwise Allensen, dressmaker, both originally from Wales. Having shown early promise in craft, he went to ...

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Christmas family (per. c. 1610–c. 1640), sculptors, woodcarvers, and pageant artificers  

Adam White

Christmas family (per. c. 1610–c. 1640), sculptors, woodcarvers, and pageant artificers, were active in London. Gerard Christmas (bap. 1576, d. 1634) was born into a family that lived on the eastern edge of the City of London and may have come from ...

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Day, Ronald Henry [Robin] (1915–2010)  

Maker: unknown photographer

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Ronald Henry Day (1915–2010) by unknown photographer Design Council / University of Brighton Design Archives

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Day, Ronald Henry [Robin] (1915–2010), furniture designer  

Lesley Jackson

Day, Ronald Henry [Robin] (1915–2010), furniture designer, was born on 25 May 1915 at 43 Oxford Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, the second of four sons of Arthur Thomas Day, police constable, and his wife, Mary Ann, formerly Colgrove, née Shersby. His upbringing in the furniture-making town of ...

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Flaxman, John (1755–1826)  

Maker: George Romney

John Flaxman (1755–1826) by George Romney, 1795 [, modelling the bust of William Hayley (1745-1820)] © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Flaxman, John (1755–1826), sculptor, decorative designer, and illustrator  

Sarah Symmons

Flaxman, John (1755–1826), sculptor, decorative designer, and illustrator, was born on 6 July 1755 in York, the second son of three children of John Flaxman (1726–1795), a minor sculptor and producer of plaster casts and models, and his first wife, formerly Miss Lee (...

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Garwood, Eileen Lucy [known as Tirzah] (1908–1951)  

Maker: Duffy Ayers

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Eileen Lucy Garwood (1908–1951) by Duffy Ayers, 1944 Duffy Ayers; The Fleece Press

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Garwood [married names Ravilious, Swanzy], Eileen Lucy [known as Tirzah] (1908–1951), wood engraver and artist  

James Russell

Garwood [married names Ravilious, Swanzy], Eileen Lucy [known as Tirzah] (1908–1951), wood engraver and artist, was born on 11 April 1908 at 9 Kingswood Villas, Gillingham, Kent, the third of five children of Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick Scott Garwood (1872–1944), an army officer in the ...

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Gibbons, Grinling (1648–1721), woodcarver and sculptor  

David Esterly

Gibbons, Grinling (1648–1721), woodcarver and sculptor, was born on 14 April 1648 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, one of four known children of James Gibbons (fl. 1637–1659), draper, and Elizabeth Grinling (fl. 1637–1659). Both his parents were English. James Gibbons had been admitted to the freedom of the ...

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Gibbons, Grinling (1648–1721)  

Maker: Sir Godfrey Kneller

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Grinling Gibbons (1648–1721) by Sir Godfrey Kneller, c. 1690 The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

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Harrison, Stephen (fl. 1604–1605), joiner and architect  

Eileen Harris

Harrison, Stephen (fl. 1604–1605), joiner and architect, was living at the sign of the Snayle, Lime Street, London, in 1604. In that year he published a slim folio volume of his designs for the seven Arches of Triumph erected for James I's passage through ...

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Poole, Monica Mary (1921–2003), wood-engraver  

Simon Fenwick

Poole, Monica Mary (1921–2003), wood-engraver, was born on 20 May 1921 at 43 Whitstable Road, Canterbury, Kent, the younger daughter of Charles Reginald Poole, a bank clerk, and his wife, Gladys Aline, née Haskell. Her sister died at the age of seven as the family was moving to ...

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Pye, David William (1914–1993), woodworker and writer  

Rosemary Hill

Pye, David William (1914–1993), woodworker and writer, was born on 18 November 1914 at 66 Glade Croft, Kingswood Road, Betchworth, Surrey, the second of two children of Edmund Burns Pye, wine merchant, and his wife, Gwendolen, daughter of the painter John Brett.

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Rattee, James (1820–1855), woodcarver and mason  

G. C. Boase

revised by Christopher Marsden

Rattee, James (1820–1855), woodcarver and mason, was born at Fundenhall, Norfolk. Of his parents, nothing is known. He was apprenticed to a carpenter and joiner of Norwich, named Ollett. He became interested in ecclesiastical art, frequenting the cathedral and other churches in the city and its neighbourhood; at his request his employer taught him carving, in which he soon demonstrated a remarkable skill. In 1842 he left ...

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Ritson, Jonathan (1776/7–1846), woodcarver  

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