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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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Conkwright, P. J.

Shelley Gruendler.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Book Arts and Illustration. 909 words.

Conkwright, P. J. (23 October 1905–31 January 1986), book designer, was born Pleasant Jefferson Conkwright in Bristow, located in what was then Oklahoma Territory, the son of Pleasant...

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Gibbings, Robert John

J. C. H. Hadfield.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Book Arts and Illustration; Graphic Design and Typography; Prints and Printmaking. 1593 words.

Gibbings, Robert John (1889–1958), wood-engraver and book designer, was born at 5 Clarence Terrace, Cork, on 23 March 1889, the second son of Revd Edward Gibbings (1859–1924), later canon...

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Hogarth, (Arthur) Paul

Simon Fenwick.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Book Arts and Illustration; Art; Graphic Design and Typography. 1374 words.

Hogarth, (Arthur) Paul (1917–2001), artist and illustrator, was born Arthur Hoggarth at 28 Caroline Street, Kendal, Westmorland, on 4 October 1917, the son of Arthur Hoggarth, later...

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Knowles, Reginald Lionel

Alan Horne.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Book Arts and Illustration; Graphic Design and Typography; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 871 words.

Knowles, Reginald Lionel (1879–1950), book designer and illustrator, was born on 4 March 1879 at 16 Plimsoll Street, Poplar, in east London, the second son of Ebenezer Caleb Knowles, an...

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Lamb, Lynton Harold

John Lewis.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Book Arts and Illustration; Art; Graphic Design and Typography. 954 words.

Lamb, Lynton Harold (1907–1977), artist and book designer, was born in Hyderabad, India, on 15 April 1907, the second son of a Methodist minister, the Revd Frederick Lamb, and his wife,...

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Maittaire, Michael

Margaret Clunies Ross and Amanda J. Collins.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Book Arts and Illustration; Graphic Design and Typography; Education; Classical Studies. 1292 words.

Maittaire, Michael (1668–1747), classical scholar and typographer, was born in Rouen on 29 November 1668, the son of French protestant parents of whom nothing further is known. He took...

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McLean, (John David) Ruari McDowall Hardie

Humphrey Stone.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Book Arts and Illustration; Graphic Design and Typography; Publishing; Literature. 1182 words.

McLean, (John David) Ruari McDowall Hardie (1917–2006), typographer and author, was born on 10 June 1917 at Herouncroft, Minnigaff, Newton Stewart, Kirkcudbrightshire, the only child of...

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Meynell, Sir Francis Meredith Wilfrid

David McKitterick.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Book Arts and Illustration; Graphic Design and Typography; Publishing. 1630 words.

Meynell, Sir Francis Meredith Wilfrid (1891–1975), typographer and publisher, was born on 12 May 1891 at 47 Palace Court, Bayswater, London, the youngest of seven children (three sons and...

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Morison, Stanley Arthur

H. G. Carter.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Book Arts and Illustration; Graphic Design and Typography. 1569 words.

Morison, Stanley Arthur (1889–1967), typographer, was born at Kent Villa, Tavistock Road, Wanstead, Essex, on 6 May 1889, the only son and second of the three children of Arthur Andrew...

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