Architect and architectural historian; published the important early survey of British architecture, The History of Renaissance Architecture in England, 1500-1800 (1897). Blomfield's father was Reverend George John Blomfield (d. 1900), vicar of Dartford, and his mother, Isabella Blomfield. His parents were distant cousins. After attending Haileybury College he entered Exeter College, Oxford, in 1875, graduating in 1879. With a talent for art, Blomfield initially considered becoming a sculptor.
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Art dealer, art historian, and a pioneer as a woman in the field. Lillian Browse was born in London to Michael Browse and Gladys Amy Browse (née Meredith). At three, she emigrated with her family to South Africa, where her father had launched a career as a racehorse trainer. She attended Barnato Park High School in Johannesburg, then returned to London in 1928 in order to study ballet at the Cecchetti Ballet School. While on tour in 1930, she realized that she would not achieve the success she desired as a dancer and decided to switch careers.
Early scholar of Sodoma and the town of Siena. Cust's father was Robert Cust and his mother Maria Hobart. After attending Eton, he studied at Trinity College, Cambridge and Magdalen College Oxford. He married Cornelia Octavia Peacock. In 1906 Cust published the major work on Il Sodoma, Giovanni Antonio Bazzi. In subsequent years, Cust had to fend off reviewers who found--as Cust did himself--Sodoma's subject matter and lifestyle immoral.
Keeper of the Tate, 1907-1911 and Wallace Collection, 1911-1924; early British exponent of French Impressionism. MacColl was the son of the Reverend Dugald MacColl (1826-1882) and Janet Scott Mathieson (MacColl) (d. 1895). He was educated at Glasgow Academy (graduated in 1869), and between 1873 and 1876 at University College School, Hampstead. He entered University College, London in 1876 graduating with his MA in 1881. He joined Lincoln College, Oxford, that year, earning the Newdigate prize for poetry in 1882.
Architect, biographer and architectural historian, exponent of the Renaissance architectural style and anti-Ruskin critic. Scott was born to Russell Scott (1837-1908), a successful manufacturer, and Jessie Thurburn (Scott) (1844-1921). His uncle was Charles Prestwich Scott (1846-1932), the long-time editor of the Manchester Guardian. The affluence of his family allowed Scott to be tutored privately attending Highgate and Rugby schools. He traveled with his family extensively in Italy. After a year at St.
Freudian art historian and art critic. Stokes' father, Durham Stokes, was an eccentric stock broker who had once run for office in Parliament under the Liberal party. His affluence allowed the younger Stokes to live financially independent his entire life. Adrian Stokes attended the Rugby School. During World War I, his elder brother Philip was killed in France. Stokes entered Magdalen College, Oxford where he read philosophy, politics and classics. He achieved a second class in those fields in 1923 as well as excellence in tennis.