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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