Spencer, Stanley (1891-1959) (studio of)

Stanley Spencer became known for his paintings depicting controversial Biblical scenes. He spent most of his life in Cookham, the same town where he was born, which he view as “a village in Heaven”. His style has most commonly been seen as a combination of French post-impressionism and of Italian Renaissance. Highly mastering multi-figure compositions, he was commissioned for various monumental paintings at different chapels throughout England. Today, his paintings are still regarded as highly controversial, specially those which portray Spencer’s Christian faith as well as his sexual desires.

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