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Ames, Blanche Ames

Jacqueline Van Voris.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Social and Cultural History; Gender and Politics; History of Gender and Sexuality; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 730 words.

Ames, Blanche Ames (18 February 1878–01 March 1969), artist and women's rights activist, artist and women’s rights activist, was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, the daughter of Adelbert...

Beechey, Richard Brydges (1808–1895), marine painter and naval officer

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 4 words.

See Beechey, Henry William

Bowen, John (1755/6–1832), painter and genealogist

Jennett Humphreys.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; History; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 233 words.

Bowen, John (1755/6–1832), painter and genealogist, was born in Shrewsbury, the eldest son of James Bowen (bap. 1718, d. 1774), painter and topographer, of that town. He studied the local...

Brierly, Sir Oswald Walters (1817–1894), marine painter and naval engineer

Delia Millar.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Environmental Science, Engineering, and Technology; Drawing and Pastels; Painting; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 1325 words.

Brierly, Sir Oswald Walters (1817–1894), marine painter and naval engineer, was born at Chester on 19 May 1817, the son of Dr Thomas Brierly (d. in or before 1872), a physician and amateur...

Broome, John Egerton [Jack] (1901–1985), naval officer and illustrator

Peter Le Fevre.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 1497 words.

Broome, John Egerton [Jack] (1901–1985), naval officer and illustrator, was born in Seattle, Washington, USA, on 23 February 1901, the younger child and only son of Louis Egerton Broome...

Cockburn, James Pattison (1779–1847), army officer and watercolour painter

H. M. Chichester.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 507 words.

Cockburn, James Pattison (1779–1847), army officer and watercolour painter, was born on 18 March 1779 in New York, the son of Colonel John Cockburn and his wife, Mary, daughter of Colonel...

Cursiter, Stanley (1887–1976), painter, museum director, and cartographer

Jill C. Mackenzie.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cartography; World History; Art; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 1288 words.

Cursiter, Stanley (1887–1976), painter, museum director, and cartographer, was born on 29 April 1887 at Kirkwall, Orkney, the fourth of four children of John Scott Cursiter (1850–1896),...

Darling, Jay Norwood

David L. Lendt.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Drawing and Pastels; Painting; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 1306 words.

Darling, Jay Norwood (21 October 1876–12 February 1962), political cartoonist and conservationist, known as “Ding,” was born in Norwood, Michigan, the son of the Reverend Marcellus Warner...

Elliott, William (fl. 1774–1794), naval officer and marine painter

L. H. Cust.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 421 words.

Elliott, William (fl. 1774–1794), naval officer and marine painter, was renowned for his paintings of naval actions of the 1780s. Of the two William Elliotts listed in the Royal Navy, it is...

Gifford, Denis (1927–2000), cartoonist and film historian

Mary Cadogan.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Drawing and Pastels; Painting; Education; History; Film. 960 words.

Gifford, Denis (1927–2000), cartoonist and film historian, was born on 26 December 1927 at 1 Bampton Road, Forest Hill, London, the son of William Thomas Benjamin Gifford, a lithographic...

Griffith, Nora Christina Cobban (1870–1937)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Archaeology; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 4 words.

See Griffith, Francis Llewellyn

Jones, George (1786–1869), army officer and painter

James Hamilton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 1280 words.

Jones, George (1786–1869), army officer and painter, born in London on 6 January 1786, was the only son of John Jones (c. 1755–1796), the mezzotint-engraver. His godfather was George...

Jones, (Walter) David Michael [pseud. Dai Greatcoat] (1895–1974), painter and poet

Peter Levi.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 1475 words.

Jones, (Walter) David Michael [pseud. Dai Greatcoat] (1895–1974), painter and poet, was born on 1 November 1895 in Brockley, Kent, the younger son and youngest of three children of James...

King, John Duncan (1788–1863), army officer and landscape painter

Jenny Spencer-Smith.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 445 words.

King, John Duncan (1788–1863), army officer and landscape painter, was born in the city of Waterford, Ireland, on 4 November 1788 and entered the army as an ensign in the 71st regiment in...

Lossing, Benson John

Alfred H. Marks.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; History; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 817 words.

Lossing, Benson John (12 February 1813–03 June 1891), author of illustrated books, was born in Beekman, New York, the son of John Lossing and Miriam Dorland, farmers. His father died before...

Macdonald, Sir Roderick Douglas (1921–2001), naval officer and painter

Richard Hill.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 1179 words.

Macdonald, Sir Roderick Douglas (1921–2001), naval officer and painter, was born at Weltevreden, Batavia, Java, on 25 February 1921, the son of Douglas Macdonald, tea and rubber planter,...

Mauldin, William Henry

Bruce J. Evensen.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online April 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 1367 words.

Mauldin, William Henry (29 October 1921–22 January 2003), Pulitzer Prize–winning editorial cartoonist, was born in Mountain Park, just east of Alamogordo, New Mexico, the second son of...

Minor, Robert

Harvey Klehr.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Drawing and Pastels; Painting; Politics; Revolutions and Rebellions. 1029 words.

Minor, Robert (15 July 1884–26 November 1952), cartoonist and Communist party leader, was born in San Antonio, Texas, the son of Robert Minor and Routez Houston. Although both parents had...

Mitchell, Thomas (d. 1790), marine painter and naval official

L. H. Cust.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Drawing and Pastels; Painting; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 483 words.

Mitchell, Thomas (d. 1790), marine painter and naval official, became a freeman of the Shipwrights' Company on 25 February 1723. He held the posts of first assistant to master shipwright,...

Palmer, Sir James (bap. 1585, d. 1658), herald and miniature painter

John Murdoch.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Local and Family History; Drawing and Pastels; Painting; Education; History. 1139 words.

Palmer, Sir James (bap. 1585, d. 1658), herald and miniature painter, was baptized on 29 January 1585, the third and youngest son of Sir Thomas Palmer (1540/41–1626), author, of Wingham in...