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The Slade Picnic: Stanley Spencer

Equally adept at portrait commissions and landscapes/still lives, his personal live was as interesting as his visionary paintings. Join Alan as he discusses one of the artists of the Slade Picnic!

The Slade Picnic: Stanley Spencer
The Slade Picnic: Stanley Spencer

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Stanley Spencer

Cookham was the birthplace and unlikely setting for most of the visionary paintings of Stanley

Spencer (1891-1959): The Resurrection, Cookham (1927) and Sandham Memorial Chapel (1927-32)

are among the masterpieces of Modern British Art. He was equally adept at portrait commissions

and landscapes/still lives, which found a ready market. Both Spencer’s wives were Slade-trained

painters; having divorced Hilda Carline he married Patricia Preece and she was the subject of some

striking (even disturbing) nude portraits. This lecture will examine the life and work of this major

British artist.

delivered by Alan Read

Alan has been looking at the work of the artists pictured in the Slade Students’ Picnic photograph of 1912. This extraordinary generation represented a galaxy of stars of Modern British Art, please find all the individual talks in this series below:

Mark Gertler

Christopher Nevinson

Dora Carrington

David Bomberg

Love & Delusion: The Story of the Artist Wives of Stanley Spencer

William Roberts (Adrian Allinson & Isaac Rosenberg)

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