Nancy Culliford Spender (née Sharp)(1909-2001), Artist; painter and art teacher
Artist of 2 portraits
Nancy Sharp studied at the Slade (1928-31) and exhibited with the London Group. She was Louis MacNeice's love, travelling with him to the Outer Hebrides and illustrating his book, I Crossed the Minch (1938). Sharp married first the painter William Coldstream and then Michael Spender, older brother of the poet Stephen and the painter-photographer Humphrey.
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