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Self Portrait

Self Portrait 1923

Stanley Spencer (1891–1959)

Stanley Spencer Gallery

(b Cookham, Berkshire, 30 June 1891; d Taplow, nr. Cookham, 14 Dec. 1959). English painter, one of the most original figures in 20th-century British art. He lived for most of his life in his native village of Cookham, which played a large part in the imagery of his paintings. His education was fairly elementary, but he grew up in a family in which literature, music, and religion were dominant concerns and his imaginative life was extremely rich.

Text source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)


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