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Blow, Sandra Betty (1925–2006)  

Maker: Roger Mayne

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Sandra Betty Blow (1925–2006) by Roger Mayne, 1966 © Roger Mayne / National Portrait Gallery, London

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Blow, Sandra Betty (1925–2006), painter and collagist  

Mel Gooding

Blow, Sandra Betty (1925–2006), painter and collagist, was born on 14 September 1925, at 64 Manor Road, Stoke Newington, London, the only daughter of Jacob (Jack) Blow, a fruit wholesaler at Spitalfields market in Shoreditch, and his wife, Leah (Lily), née Rubinstein. She was of Jewish descent. Her brothers, ...

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Clein [Cleyn], Francis [formerly Franz Klein] (d. 1658), painter and tapestry designer  

Wendy Hefford

Clein [Cleyn], Francis [formerly Franz Klein] (d. 1658), painter and tapestry designer, was born at Rostock in Germany, possibly the son of a goldsmith, Hans Klein. Apart from date of birth and parentage, Clein's life up to 1642–3, when details seem to have been obtained from ...

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Eworth, Hans [Jan Eewouts] (d. 1578/9), painter, jeweller, and goldsmith of Antwerp and London  

Hope Walker

Eworth, Hans [Jan Eewouts] (d. 1578/9), painter, jeweller, and goldsmith of Antwerp and London, was born to Peter Eewouts, a cheesemaker and merchant from Hoorn, and his wife, Catherine Raets. Eworth’s date of birth is unknown but his siblings included a sister, ...

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Frederics, Arthur (1849–1929), illustrator and theatrical costume designer  

Mark Bryant

Frederics, Arthur (1849–1929), illustrator and theatrical costume designer, was born Frederick Arthur Hipp on 16 December 1849 at 96 St Martin’s Lane, London, the fifth child and oldest son of John Henry Alexander Hipp (1814–1889), schoolmaster, and later accountant, and his wife ...

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James [née Calkin], Margaret Bernard (1895–1985), designer, calligrapher, and painter  

Betty Miles

James [née Calkin], Margaret Bernard (1895–1985), designer, calligrapher, and painter, was born on 23 February 1895 at 22 Holmdale Road, West Hampstead, London, the third of seven children of Harry Bernard Calkin (1861–1926), who married Margaret Agnes Palfrey (1870–1936) in 1890. He was in insurance and became a ...

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Kent, William (bap. 1686, d. 1748), painter, architect, and designer of gardens and interior furnishings  

John Harris

Kent, William (bap. 1686, d. 1748), painter, architect, and designer of gardens and interior furnishings, was baptized William Cant in St Mary's Church, Bridlington, Yorkshire, on 1 January 1686, the son of William Cant and his wife, Esther Shimmings.

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William Kent (bap. 1686, d. 1748) by William Aikman, c. 1723–5 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Knox, Archibald (1864–1933), designer and watercolour painter  

David M. Wilson

Knox, Archibald (1864–1933), designer and watercolour painter, was born on 9 April 1864, the fourth son of the seven children of Robert William Knox, marine engineer, and his wife, Ann, at Cronkborne, Tromode, Braddan, Isle of Man. His parents came from Scotland to the ...

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Larcher, Dorothy Mary (1882–1952), flower painter, designer, and textile printer  

Barley Roscoe

Larcher, Dorothy Mary (1882–1952), flower painter, designer, and textile printer, was born on 28 September 1882 at 47 Shirlock Road, St Pancras, London, the daughter and (presumed) only child of William Gustavus Francis Larcher, schoolmaster, and his wife, Eliza Pearce, née Arkell. Active during the 1920s and 1930s, she produced with her partner, the designer and printer ...

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Pemberton [married name Rowe], Muriel Alice (1909–1993), painter and teacher of fashion  

John Russell Taylor

Pemberton [married name Rowe], Muriel Alice (1909–1993), painter and teacher of fashion, was born Alice Muriel Pemberton on 8 September 1909 in Tunstall, Staffordshire, the second of five children (four daughters and one son) of Thomas Henry Pemberton (1871–1949), a photographer, and his wife, ...

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Price, Amy Morgan (1878–1922), illustrator and jewellery designer  

Sarah MacDougall

Price, Amy Morgan (1878–1922), illustrator and jewellery designer, was born in Soho Park, Handsworth, Birmingham, on 14 March 1878, the fourth child and youngest daughter of the five children of Lorenzo Theodore Candelent Price (1843/4–1910), a schoolteacher, and his wife, Penelope, née Harrison (1841/2–1922)...

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Vellacott, Elisabeth Jessie (1905–2002)  

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Elisabeth Jessie Vellacott (1905–2002) by Ramsey & Muspratt, 1934 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Vellacott, Elisabeth Jessie (1905–2002), artist  

Michael Harrison

Vellacott, Elisabeth Jessie (1905–2002), artist, was born at Cotswold, Stifford, near Grays, Essex, on 28 January 1905, the only daughter and eldest of four children of Humphrey Doidge Vellacott, who later set aside chartered accountancy to be a Presbyterian minister, and his wife, ...

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Zinkeisen [married name Johnstone], Doris Clare (1897–1991), painter and costume and set designer  

Mark Stocker

Zinkeisen [married name Johnstone], Doris Clare (1897–1991), painter and costume and set designer, was born on 31 July 1897 at Clynder House, Rosneath, Argyll and Bute, the eldest of three children of Victor William Zinkeisen (1865–1929), a shipping merchant and yarn manufacturer, and his wife, ...

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Zinkeisen [married name Johnstone], Doris Clare (1897–1991)  

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Doris Clare Zinkeisen (1897–1991), self-portrait, 1929

© Estate of Doris Clare Zinkeisen / National Portrait Gallery, London