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Newstead Abbey, Nottinghamshire
© the artist's estate / Bridgeman Images. Photo credit: Nottingham City Museums & Galleries

Newstead Abbey, Nottinghamshire 1944

Arthur Spooner (1873–1962)

Nottingham City Museums & Galleries
Painter and teacher, born in Nottingham where he made his career. He studied at Nottingham School of Art, eventually becoming life master there. Spooner was a versatile painter, especially adept at atmospheric landscapes, horses and nudes. Worked in the Nottingham area and during painting holidays abroad, although he was unable to work in his final years owing to failing eyesight. Became member of RBA in 1920; joined Nottingham Society of Artists in 1908, being elected vice-president in both 1924 and 1938; also exhibited at RA.

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


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