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Spencer, Sir Stanley

Sir Stanley Spencer, 1891–1959, English painter. In his landscapes and his often highly erotic portraits and religious-allegorical scenes, Spencer's paintings express a highly personal magic realism. His series of war murals in All Souls', Burghclere, Hampshire reflect the impact of his experiences in World War I. Other well-known paintings include the Resurrection (Tate Gall., London); Jubilee Tree (Art Gall. of Toronto); and Christmas Stockings (Mus. of Modern Art, New York City).

See biographies by K. Pople (1991) and F. McCarthy (1997).

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Spencer, Sir Stanley (1891–1959) English painter. During World War 2, he was a war artist and painted a series of large pictures showing shipbuilding on the Clyde. He is also known for his nude paintings, such as the Leg of Mutton Nude (1937).

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