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Double Square Painting No. 1
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: New Hall Art Collection, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge

Double Square Painting No. 1 1981

Jean Spencer (1942–1998)

New Hall Art Collection, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge

Artist and teacher, born in Hampshire, who made her first constructed reliefs as a student at Bath Academy of Art, 1960–3, then studied at University of Sussex. She showed widely in Britain and on the continent, including the Systems exhibitions of 1969–73; with the Arbeitskreis from 1977; in 1977–8 she produced Working Information, a series of publications and drawings by Systematic-Constructive artists; later worked with the Exhibiting Space project; and was included in Colour Presentations, Gardner Centre Gallery, University of Sussex, and tour, 1986. From 1968–88 she taught at Bulmershe College of Higher Education, where her work included general courses in art for primary teachers, from 1988 being on the staff of the Slade School of Fine Art.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)


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