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Armitage, Merle

Richard Hendel.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Book Arts and Illustration; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations. 1168 words.

Armitage, Merle (13 February 1893–15 March 1975), book designer, author, and impresario, was born near Mason City, Iowa, the son of Elmer Ellsworth Armitage and Lulu Jacobs. He claimed 12...

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Barrymore, Lionel

William Stephenson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Prints and Printmaking; Film; Composition. 1906 words.

Barrymore, Lionel (28 April 1878–15 November 1954), actor, composer, and artist, was born Lionel Blythe in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Herbert Blythe, an actor who adopted the...

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Bewick, Robert Elliot (1788–1849), engraver

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Education and Pedagogy; Prints and Printmaking. 3 words.

See Bewick family

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Groser, Michael (1918–2009), sculptor and musician

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performance Practice and Studies; Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques; Sculpture and Carving. 5 words.

See Groser, St John Beverley

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Hoffnung, Gerard [formerly Gerhardt] (1925–1959), cartoonist and musical humorist

Richard Ingrams.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Drawing and Pastels; Painting; Performing Arts; Literature; Humour; Applied Music. 831 words.

Hoffnung, Gerard [formerly Gerhardt] (1925–1959), cartoonist and musical humorist, was born in Grünewald, Berlin, on 22 March 1925, the only child of German-Jewish parents, Ludwig Hoffnung,...

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Jackson, William (1730–1803), musician, painter, and author

Paul Williamson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Composition; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 1528 words.

Jackson, William (1730–1803), musician, painter, and author, was born in Exeter, Devon, on 28 May 1730, the son of an Exeter grocer, also named William Jackson, who squandered his 'little...

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Johnston, Thomas

Ronald D. Rarick.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Instrument-building Firms; Publishing; Prints and Printmaking; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 1153 words.

Johnston, Thomas (1708?–08 May 1767), engraver, organ builder, and decorative painter, was a prominent . His parentage and place of birth are unknown. Several artists and artisans named...

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Nikolais, Alwin

Ted Bain.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance; Theatre; Fashion, Jewellery, and Body Art; Composition. 1739 words.

Nikolais, Alwin (25 November 1910–08 May 1993), choreographer, designer, and composer, was born in Southington, Connecticut, the son of John Nikolais and Martha Heinrich. From an early age...

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Norgate, Edward (1581–1650), miniature painter, musician, and writer on art

David Howarth.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art Education; Drawing and Pastels; Painting; Keyboard. 1287 words.

Norgate, Edward (1581–1650), miniature painter, musician, and writer on art, was born in Cambridge, the son of Robert Norgate (d. 1587), master of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, and...

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Oakman, John (c. 1748–1793), engraver and writer of songs and novels

Anita McConnell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Composition; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Prints and Printmaking. 313 words.

Oakman, John (c. 1748–1793), engraver and writer of songs and novels, was born at Hendon, Middlesex. He received a grammar-school education and was apprenticed to the map engraver Emanuel...

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