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Kensal Green Cemetery, London
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Museum of London

Kensal Green Cemetery, London 1960

Noël Spencer (1900–1986)

Museum of London
Printmaker and artist in black-and-white, born in Nuneaton, Warwickshire. Studied at Ashton-under-Lyne School of Art, Manchester School of Art and Royal of Art. He held a number of teaching positions, notably principal Norwich School of Art 1946–64. Exhibited RA, RBSA, Norwich Twenty Group, NEAC and widely in America. Public galleries in Birmingham, Sheffield, Huddersfield and Chicago hold his work, the Museum of London having a considerable collection. Spencer was interested in depicting townscapes and landscapes, a notable achievement in the 1940s being many pen drawings of Huddersfield, completed while he was head of the Art School there. Finally lived in Norwich.

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

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