Sir Stanley Spencer

1 portrait

Sir Stanley Spencer, by Ida Kar, 1954 - NPG x127159 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Stanley Spencer

by Ida Kar
quarter-plate film negative, 1954
Purchased, 1999
Photographs Collection
NPG x127159


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  • Sir Stanley Spencer (1891-1959), Painter. Sitter associated with 34 portraits, Artist of 5 portraits.

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  • Ida Kar (1908-1974), Photographer. Artist associated with 1495 portraits, Sitter in 137 portraits.

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Spencer was elected a Royal Academician in 1950, and in 1955, the year after Kar photographed him with the umbrella that accompanied him wherever he went, he was honoured with a major Tate retrospective. He was knighted in 1959, shortly before his death.