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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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Amies, Sir (Edwin) Hardy

Edwina Ehrman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Fashion, Jewellery, and Body Art. 2831 words.

Amies, Sir (Edwin) Hardy (1909–2003), dressmaker and fashion designer, was born on 17 July 1909 at 70 Delaware Mansions, Elgin Avenue, Maida Vale, London, the elder son and eldest of the...

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Anderson, Janet

Elizabeth C. Sanderson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Fashion, Jewellery, and Body Art. 1005 words.

Anderson, Janet (1697–1761), milliner and maker of graveclothes, was born on 1 January 1697 and baptized in Edinburgh two days later. She was the daughter of James Anderson (1662–1728),...

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Arbeid, Murray Dennis

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Fashion, Jewellery, and Body Art. 4 words.

See Fox, Frederick Donald

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Arne, Thomas

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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Arnold, Janet

Santina M. Levey.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art Education; Fashion, Jewellery, and Body Art. 1137 words.

Arnold, Janet (1932–1998), costume historian, was born on 6 October 1932 at Duncan House, Clifton Down Road, Bristol, the only child of Frederick Charles Arnold (1898–1976), ironmonger, and...

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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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Ashley [née Mountney], Laura

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Professional Interior Design; Fashion, Jewellery, and Body Art. 1340 words.

Ashley [née Mountney], Laura (1925–1985), dress designer and interior decorator, was born on 7 September 1925 at Dowlais, near Merthyr Tudful, south Wales, the eldest of the four children...

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Barron, (Mabel) Phyllis

Barley Roscoe.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Fashion, Jewellery, and Body Art. 890 words.

Barron, (Mabel) Phyllis (1890–1964), designer and textile printer, was born on 19 March 1890 in Taplow, Buckinghamshire, the younger of two daughters of Walter Barron and his wife, Alice...

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Bendel, Henri

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online October 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Fashion, Jewellery, and Body Art; Business and Management. 3 words.

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