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Bedford, Richard Perry (1883–1967), sculptor and curator  

Judith Collins

Bedford, Richard Perry (1883–1967), sculptor and curator, was born on 15 November 1883 at 4 Chatsworth Terrace, Berner's Hill, Torquay, Devon, the second son of the four children of George Bedford (1849–1920) and his wife, Maria, née Harris (1858–1913). ...

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Bellaigue de Bughas, Sir Geoffrey de (1931–2013), art historian and curator  

Rosalind Savill

Bellaigue de Bughas, Sir Geoffrey de (1931–2013), art historian and curator, was born on 12 March 1931 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Paris, the son of Vicomte Pierre de Bellaigue de Bughas (1902–1995), mining engineer, and his wife, Marie-Antoinette Gertrude (Toinon) Willemin (1904–1996), who was French governess to princesses ...

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Buckle, (Christopher) Richard Sandford [Dicky] (1916–2001), ballet critic and exhibition organizer  

John Percival

Buckle, (Christopher) Richard Sandford [Dicky] (1916–2001), ballet critic and exhibition organizer, was born on 6 August 1916 at Old Cottage, Warcop, Westmorland, the only child of Lieutenant-Colonel Christopher Galbraith Buckle (d. 1918), of the Northamptonshire regiment, and his wife, Rose Evelyn, née...

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Davies, Sir Martin (1908–1975), art gallery director  

Gregory Martin

Davies, Sir Martin (1908–1975), art gallery director, was born at Cheyne Walk, London, on 22 March 1908, the younger son and younger child of Ernest Woodbine Davies CBE, who worked at the stock exchange and later as chief inspector of aliens at the ...

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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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Doort, Abraham van der (1575x85–1640), artist and curator  

Christopher Marsden

Doort, Abraham van der (1575x85–1640), artist and curator, is thought to have been the son of Peter van der Doort, an engraver from the Netherlands who was active in Hamburg around 1590–1600, and the brother of the painters Isaak and Jacob van (der) Doort...

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Douglas, Sir William Fettes (1822–1891), painter, antiquary, and curator  

Joanna Soden

Douglas, Sir William Fettes (1822–1891), painter, antiquary, and curator, was born in the parish of St Cuthbert, Edinburgh, on 29 March 1822, eldest son of Douglas James Douglas, accountant with the Commercial Bank of Scotland, and Martha Brook, great-niece of Sir William Fettes, bt...

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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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Egerton [née Attiwill], Judith Emilie [Judy] (1928–2012), art historian and curator  

Brian Allen

Egerton [née Attiwill], Judith Emilie [Judy] (1928–2012), art historian and curator, was born on 7 August 1928 in Melbourne, Australia, the third daughter and third of five children of Keith Attiwill (1899–1975), journalist, and his wife, Jean, née Muecke. She was educated at ...

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Evans [née Lander], (Caroline) Mary Forbes (1936–2010), picture librarian and author  

Mark Braund

Evans [née Lander], (Caroline) Mary Forbes (1936–2010), picture librarian and author, was born on 5 May 1936 at 8 Cotswold Gardens, Hendon, London, the youngest daughter of Digby Forbes Lander (1891–1969), an accounts clerk at an aircraft works, later an employee of the ...

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Gibson, William Pettigrew (1902–1960), gallery curator  

James Byam Shaw

revised by Anne Pimlott Baker

Gibson, William Pettigrew (1902–1960), gallery curator, was born in Glasgow on 3 January 1902, the elder son of Edwin Arthur Gibson, a Scottish physician, and his wife, Ellen Shaw Pettigrew. He was educated at Westminster School and read natural sciences at Christ Church, Oxford...

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Golding, (Harold) John (1929–2012), painter, art historian, and curator  

Elizabeth Cowling

Golding, (Harold) John (1929–2012), painter, art historian, and curator, was born on 10 September 1929 at 63 Pevensey Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, Hastings, Sussex, the younger child of Harold Samuel Golding (1898–1990), insurance broker, and his wife, Dorothy, née Hamer (1894–1991), piano teacher, then resident at ...

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Gray, John Miller (1850–1894), writer on art and curator  

J. L. Caw

revised by Nicola Kalinsky

Gray, John Miller (1850–1894), writer on art and curator, was born on 19 July 1850 at 2 Craigie Terrace, Edinburgh, his mother, Jane, née Miller, dying at his birth. His father, John Gray (d. 1871), had retired from business as a shawl manufacturer but was ruined by the failure of the ...

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Hall, (William) Douglas (1926–2019), art historian and curator  

Patrick Elliott

Hall, (William) Douglas (1926–2019), art historian and curator, was born at Fairlight, Woodside Avenue, North Finchley, Middlesex, on 9 October 1926, the youngest of five children (following George, Mary, Eric, and Lesley) of William Bertram Hall (1882–1946), a chartered civil engineer and chief draughtsman to the ...

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Johnstone, William Borthwick (1804–1868), painter and gallery curator  

John Morrison

Johnstone, William Borthwick (1804–1868), painter and gallery curator, was born William Johnstone on 21 July 1804 in Edinburgh, the elder son of John Johnstone, an Edinburgh lawyer. He added his mother's maiden name, Borthwick, to his own in 1847. Following the early deaths of his parents, ...

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Jones, Barbara Mildred (1912–1978)  

Maker: John Vickers

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Barbara Mildred Jones (1912–1978), by John Vickers, 1951

© John Vickers, 1951. Barbara Jones Archive, University of Brighton Design Archives

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Jones, Barbara Mildred (1912–1978), painter, author, and curator  

Jen Grasso

Jones, Barbara Mildred (1912–1978), painter, author, and curator, was born on Christmas Day, 25 December 1912, at 18 Edridge Road, Croydon, Surrey, the only child of Mildred, née Salter (1880–1973), and her husband, Arthur Harold Jones (1880–1964), a saddler and proprietor of a leather goods and trunk shop at ...

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Levey, Sir Michael Vincent (1927–2008), art historian and gallery director  

Christopher White

Levey, Sir Michael Vincent (1927–2008), art historian and gallery director, was born at 90 Kenilworth Avenue, Wimbledon, on 8 June 1927, the only child of Otto Lemuel Herbert Levey (1893–1961) and his wife, Gladys Mary, née Milestone (b. 1892). His father, of Irish descent, was a civil servant working in the ...