Stanley Spencer

1891 - 1959

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Sir Stanley Spencer, CBE RA (30 June 1891 – 14 December 1959) was an English painter. Shortly after leaving the Slade School of Art, Spencer became well known for his paintings depicting Biblical scenes occurring as if in Cookham, the small village beside the River Thames where he was born and spent much of his life. Spencer referred to Cookham as "a village in Heaven" and in his biblical scenes, fellow-villagers are shown as their Gospel counterparts. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Stanley Spencer has received more than 390,596 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Stanley Spencer is the 1,406th most popular painter (down from 1,241st in 2019), the 4,597th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 3,926th in 2019) and the 95th most popular British Painter.

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Among painters, Stanley Spencer ranks 1,406 out of 1,428Before him are Vajiha Samadova, Guity Novin, Tracey Emin, George Caleb Bingham, Keiji Inafune, and Kenyon Cox. After him are Laurel Holloman, Israel Tsvaygenbaum, Louise Rayner, Edwin Lord Weeks, Mike Kelley, and Tom Roberts.

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Among people born in 1891, Stanley Spencer ranks 214Before him are Charles Coughlin, William Christian Bullitt Jr., Joe E. Brown, Madge Kennedy, Gene Lockhart, and Kenneth Anderson. After him are Irene Rich, Carl W. Stalling, Charlie Buchan, Nella Larsen, and Norman Taber. Among people deceased in 1959, Stanley Spencer ranks 157Before him are George Amick, Andrés Martínez Trueba, Baby Dodds, Leslie Johnson, Kenneth Anderson, and George Padmore. After him are James Gleason and Paul Douglas.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Stanley Spencer ranks 4,597 out of 6,924Before him are James Ferguson (1710), Edna Best (1900), Jeffrey Hammond (1946), Thomas Hughes (1822), Princess Eugenie of York (1990), and Rhodri Morgan (1939). After him are Ken Armstrong (1924), John Crichton-Stuart, 7th Marquess of Bute (1958), W. G. Grace (1848), Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875), Neil Sloane (1939), and Christopher Fry (1907).

Among PAINTERS In United Kingdom

Among painters born in United Kingdom, Stanley Spencer ranks 95Before him are Howard Hodgkin (1932), Benjamin Wilson (1721), Ernest Townsend (1880), Stephen Wiltshire (1974), Robert Peake the Elder (1551), and Tracey Emin (1963). After him are Louise Rayner (1832), Tom Roberts (1856), and Alfred E. Goodey (1878).