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Aggas, Robert (c. 1620–c. 1682), landscape and scene painter

W. C. Monkhouse.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Art Forms; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 493 words.

Aggas, Robert (c. 1620–c. 1682), landscape and scene painter, was the son of Samuel Agas of St Andrew's parish, Holborn. The family was originally from Stoke by Nayland in Suffolk. Samuel...

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agitprop

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Art.

Formed from the title of the Department of Agitation and Propaganda founded in 1920 in Soviet Russia, Agit-prop was intended to control the ideological thinking of the masses. Agit-prop...

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Alexander, John White

Martin R. Kalfatovic.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Fashion, Jewellery, and Body Art; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 1311 words.

Alexander, John White (07 October 1856–31 May 1915), artist, was born in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania, the son of John Alexander and Fanny Smith. Alexander’s father died soon after his...

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Arne, Thomas (bap. 1682, d. 1736), upholsterer and theatre servant

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Fashion, Jewellery, and Body Art; Theatre. 3 words.

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Aronson, Boris

Cary Clasz.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Fashion, Jewellery, and Body Art. 1051 words.

Aronson, Boris ( October 1900–16 November 1980), scene and costume designer, was born in Kiev, Russia, the son of Solomon Aronson, the chief rabbi of Kiev, and Deborah Turfsky. By the age...

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Arthur, John (bap. 1708?, d. 1772), actor and designer of stage machinery

Charles Brayne.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Art Forms. 1069 words.

Arthur, John (bap. 1708?, d. 1772), actor and designer of stage machinery, was most probably the son of Thomas and Mary Arthur who was baptized at St Paul's Church, Covent Garden, London,...

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Bainbridge, Dame Beryl Margaret (1932–2010), actress, writer, and artist

Mark Bostridge.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Art; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Literature. 2309 words.

Bainbridge, Dame Beryl Margaret (1932–2010), actress, writer, and artist, was born on 21 November 1932 at 294 Menlove Avenue, Allerton, Liverpool, the younger child of Richard Bainbridge,...

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Beaton, Sir Cecil Walter Hardy (1904–1980), photographer and designer for screen and theatre

Hugo Vickers.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Photography and Photographs; Theatre; Art Forms. 2073 words.

Beaton, Sir Cecil Walter Hardy (1904–1980), photographer and designer for screen and theatre, was born at 21 Langland Gardens, Hampstead, London, on 14 January 1904, the eldest of the two...

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Bernstein, Aline Frankau

Kathleen M. Robbins.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Fashion, Jewellery, and Body Art; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1287 words.

Bernstein, Aline Frankau (22 December 1880–07 September 1955), set and costume designer and author, was born in New York City, the daughter of Joseph Frankau, an actor, and Rebecca...

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Beverly, William Roxby (1810?–1889), scene-painter

W. J. Lawrence.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Art Forms; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 1505 words.

Beverly, William Roxby (1810?–1889), scene-painter, was born at Richmond, Surrey, probably in 1810, the youngest son of William Beverly or Beverley (1764/5–1842) and his wife, Mary...

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