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Sir Stanley Spencer (1891-1959), Painter

Sitter associated with 34 portraits
Artist of 5 portraits
Spencer studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, London (1907-12). In 1918 he was commissioned as an official war artist and produced Travoys with Wounded Soldiers. His most ambitious evocation of the War is the Sandham Memorial Chapel at Burghclere (1927-32). Spencer's notable works include The Resurrection, Cookham (1924-6), depicting his love for his first wife Hilda and Double Nude Portrait: The Artist and His Second Wife (1937). Following his work as an official war artist, Spencer returned to Cookham, where he became increasingly eccentric. He was elected a Royal Academician in 1950. In 1955 he was honoured with a major Tate retrospective. He was knighted in 1959.

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Sir Stanley Spencer

by Sir Stanley Spencer
pencil, 1919
NPG 4306


Sir Muirhead Bone

by Sir Stanley Spencer
pencil, 1930s?
NPG 4453


John Rothenstein

by Sir Stanley Spencer
pencil, 1950
NPG 6695


Eric Ernest Williams

by Sir Stanley Spencer
pencil, 1954
NPG 6469


Sir Geoffrey Langdon Keynes

by Sir Stanley Spencer
pencil, 1956
NPG 6890