Stanley Spencer: Letters offer a portrait of the artist as a young man

Stanley Spencer: Letters offer a portrait of the artist as a young man
 

At 90, Shirin Spencer can still recall her father Stanley painting one of his masterpieces - the World War One murals at the chapel in Burghclere in Hampshire. Now she's looking forward to new light being shed on his war as the family publishes the correspondence of the artist as a young man.
It is 57 years since the painter Sir Stanley Spencer died. Interest in his work and his sometimes tangled private life has, if anything, grown since then.
When he died, his eldest daughter Shirin was already working with a view to publishing his correspondence.
But she did not have the heart to... read more

 
1 October 2016 in Art & Culture, Views: 48
Source: BBC
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