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Hoffnung, Gerard [formerly Gerhardt]

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. 829 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

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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Norgate, Edward

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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Ray, Sukumar

Andrew Robinson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art; Composition; Literature; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 1100 words.

Ray, Sukumar (1887–1923), writer, illustrator, and song composer, was born in Calcutta on 30 October 1887, the son of Upendrakishore Ray, otherwise Upendrakishore Ray Chowdhury (1863–1915),...

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