Literature: Llewellyn, Sacha, and Paul Liss. Portrait of an Artist. Liss Llewellyn, 2021, p.74.
Vera Spencer was a painter
and designer, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, who arrived in England
aged 10 and studied at Slade School of Fine Art and Central School of
Textile Design. She was included in any important mixed shows of
abstract work, including one at AIA, 1951; Collages and Objects, at ICA,
1954; and Groupe Espace at Royal Festival Hall, 1955. She was part of
Belgrave Gallery’s 1992 survey British abstract art of the 50’s and 60s.
Spencer ‘s solo shows included Galerie Appollinaire, 1948; Galerie
Arnaud, Paris, 1952; Conran Furniture, 1953; and Elisabeth Gallery,
Coventry, 1968. Spencer showed three works in Coventry and Warwickshire
Society of Artists show at Herbert Art gallery and Museum, Coventry, in
1963. She was the subject of an exhibition at The Paisnel Gallery in