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sir Stanley Spencer, official war artist

Sir Stanley Spencer (1891-1959)
Biography

Stanley was born in Cookham. Berkshire and studied at the Slade School of Fine Arts. In 1914 he began his service with the Royal Army Medical Corps and was sent to Greece under the command of the 68th Field Ambulance Unit. He served as a War Artist in World War II, and produced the well known ship building on the Clyde. After the war, his paintings (influenced by Paul Gauguin) took on a colourful nature, influenced by Christian doctrines.

Stanley Spencer's Paintings

choosing a petticoat painting by stanley spencer
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CHOOSING A PETTICOAT
BRIDE AND BRIDEGROOM
ship-building on the clyde river, art by stanley spencer
WELDERS - SHIPBUILDING ON THE CLYDE


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Stanley Spencer
by Kitty Hauser (Author)

Perhaps best known for his paintings of biblical subjects set in and around Cookham--in particular, The Resurrection, Cookham--Spencer was also an official war artist during both World Wars. In his paintings and in his life, he reveled in the intense ordinariness of the world he inhabited. His mature art fuses things most often thought of as separate: religion and sex, the real and the imaginary, public and private, the young and the old, the self and others.

In this excellent introduction to the artist and his work, Kitty Hauser reveals how Spencer's art grew out of places, experiences, and social relations that enriched his imagination. Though Spencer is often described as visionary, this book shows that his brand of mysticism was firmly grounded in material reality--in landscapes, homes, and the human relationships he felt so strongly.

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[Paul Nash] [Augustus John] [Austin Spare] [Bruce Bairnsfarther] [Alfred Lee] [David Bomberg] [Eric Ravilious] [William Rothenstein] [Leonard Raven-Hill] [Frank Brangwyn] [John Lavery] [Francis Dodd] [Stanley Spencer] [Mervyn Peake] [Muirhead Bone] [Cyril-Bird] [William Roberts] [William Orpen] [Mark Gertler] [Philip Steer] [John Hassall] [Wyndham Lewis]



Lifeboat Institution, war poster, photo, wwi, wwii
Lifeboat Institution


Enlist Now, war poster, photo, wwi, wwii
Enlist Now


Defense Loan, war poster, photo, wwi, wwii
Defense Loan


Browning Machine Gun, war poster, photo, wwi, wwii
Browning Machine Gun


Irishmen, war poster, photo, wwi, wwii
Irishmen


Welsh War Poster, war poster, photo, wwi, wwii
Welsh War Poster


Football Battalion, war poster, photo, wwi, wwii
Football Battalion