Gilbert Spencer

ARTIST

Spencer, Gilbert

1892 – 1979

Painter, especially of landscapes, draughtsman, teacher and writer, and brother of the painter Stanley Spencer. Born at Cookham, Berkshire. Spencer studied at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts, woodcarving at the Royal College of Art, 1911-12, then with Fred Brown and Henry Tonks at the Slade School of Fine Art, 1913-20. Between 1915 and 1919 he served in the army. Spencer had his first one-man show at the Goupil Gallery in 1923; he also exhibited at the RA (he was elected RA in 1960), NEAC, (of which he was a member), Leicester Galleries, RSA, Redfern Gallery and many other venues. Although he produced notable wall paintings for Holywell Manor, Oxford, 1934-6, Spencer made his name as a landscape artist working mainly in the English southern counties. At various times he taught at the Royal College of Art, Glasgow School of Art and Camberwell, serving meanwhile as an Official War Artist, 1940-3. His book Stanley Spencer appeared in 1961 and his autobiography, Memoirs of a Painter, in 1974. A retrospective exhibition was held at Reading in 1964. The Tate and many other public collections hold his work. He sometimes just signed his work GS. He lived in Hampstead and towards the end of his life near Reading, Berkshire.

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Gilbert Spencer

ARTIST

Spencer, Gilbert

1892 – 1979

Painter, especially of landscapes, draughtsman, teacher and writer, and brother of the painter Stanley Spencer. Born at Cookham, Berkshire. Spencer studied at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts, woodcarving at the Royal College of Art, 1911-12, then with Fred Brown and Henry Tonks at the Slade School of Fine Art, 1913-20. Between 1915 and 1919 he served in the army. Spencer had his first one-man show at the Goupil Gallery in 1923; he also exhibited at the RA (he was elected RA in 1960), NEAC, (of which he was a member), Leicester Galleries, RSA, Redfern Gallery and many other venues. Although he produced notable wall paintings for Holywell Manor, Oxford, 1934-6, Spencer made his name as a landscape artist working mainly in the English southern counties. At various times he taught at the Royal College of Art, Glasgow School of Art and Camberwell, serving meanwhile as an Official War Artist, 1940-3. His book Stanley Spencer appeared in 1961 and his autobiography, Memoirs of a Painter, in 1974. A retrospective exhibition was held at Reading in 1964. The Tate and many other public collections hold his work. He sometimes just signed his work GS. He lived in Hampstead and towards the end of his life near Reading, Berkshire.

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The Balcony, 6 Downshire Hill, Hampstead, 1928
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Tennis – viewed from a gap in the trees, circa 1966
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God Creating the World, 1934
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Ploughed Land, Garsington, circa 1923
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Trees at Garsington, mid 1920’s
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Portrait of Joyce Peters, 1920’s
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Man at a Sluice Gate on the Thames
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Two calves, 1930
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Portrait of a Soldier, circa 1940
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The Artist’s Daughter, Gillian
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Summer Study, 1914
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Trench Digging
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Portrait of Doreen Harter, mid 1920’s
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Protective Covering
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Study for Hebridean Memory, 1951

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Candlewick Curtains
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Cookham Barns, 1925
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Aberdovey, 1953
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Portrait of a Glaswegian lady
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The Goal, c. 1930
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Escaped Prisoner
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The Enemy, circa 1942
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I wish I wasn’t Home-Guarding Tonight
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Left…rapid…fire!
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Home Guard Duties
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The Bore: In ’15’
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It’s orders
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Darling, what have you done with my battledress?, 1941
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Shoeing ‘Orses
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Apples in a Basket circa 1913