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Spencer, Sir Stanley

Spencer, Sir Stanley, 1891–1959, English painter. In his landscapes and his often highly erotic portraits and religious-allegorical scenes, Spencer's paintings express a highly personal magic realism. His series of war murals in All Souls', Burghclere, Hampshire reflect the impact of his experiences in World War I. Other well-known paintings include the Resurrection (Tate Gall., London) Jubilee Tree (Art Gall. of Toronto) and Christmas Stockings (Mus. of Modern Art, New York City).

See biographies by K. Pople (1991) and F. McCarthy (1997).

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