Stanley Spencer

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Birthday
30, 1891
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Dec 14, 1959 (68)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
30, 1891
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Dec 14, 1959 (68)

About

British modernist and Neo-Primitive artist remembered for Biblical images set in his hometown of Cookham, England. His paintings include Swan Upping at Cookham and The Resurrection, Cookham.

Before Fame

He trained at University College, London's Slade School of Art. After serving with the Royal Army Medical Corps during World War I, he created several war-themed paintings.

Trivia

His second marriage to Patricia Preece, a lesbian, inspired a famous painting entitled The Leg of Mutton Nude.

Family Life

He married fellow artist Hilda Carline in 1925. The couple welcomed two daughters, Shirin and Unity, between 1925 and 1930.

Associated With

His nude paintings inspired the artwork of Lucian Freud.

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