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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 490,055 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Stanley Spencer is the 1,690th most popular painter (down from 1,403rd in 2019), the 4,995th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 4,587th in 2019) and the 112th most popular British Painter.

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Among painters, Stanley Spencer ranks 1,690 out of 1,421Before him are David Cox, Israel Tsvaygenbaum, Edwin Lord Weeks, Keiji Inafune, Tracey Emin, and Tom Roberts. After him are Abd al-Samad, Louise Rayner, Robert S. Duncanson, Hablot Knight Browne, Kari Byron, and John Opie.

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Among people born in 1891, Stanley Spencer ranks 251Before him are Norman Taber, Alfred Lane, Robert Sjursen, Irving Pichel, Irene Rich, and Charles Coughlin. After him are Kenneth Anderson, Tullio Bozza, Gene Lockhart, Charlie Buchan, Tim McCoy, and Carl W. Stalling. Among people deceased in 1959, Stanley Spencer ranks 184Before him are Paul Günther, Frank Vaughn, Nils Granfelt, Eusebio Díaz, George Padmore, and Paul Douglas. After him are Kenneth Anderson, Arvi Pohjanpää, James Gleason, Al LeConey, Bruce Harlan, and Wayne Morris.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Stanley Spencer ranks 4,995 out of 7,765Before him are Grahame Clark (1907), Sybil Thorndike (1882), Frances Wright (1795), Tom Roberts (1856), William Orbit (1956), and Tim Renwick (1949). After him are Steve Strange (1959), Horace Gould (1921), Paul Mariner (1953), John Nunn (1955), Ronald Pope (1920), and Lucy Gordon (1980).

Among PAINTERS In United Kingdom

Among painters born in United Kingdom, Stanley Spencer ranks 112Before him are Stephen Wiltshire (1974), Rebecca Solomon (1832), Jack Butler Yeats (1871), David Cox (1783), Tracey Emin (1963), and Tom Roberts (1856). After him are Louise Rayner (1832), Hablot Knight Browne (1815), John Opie (1761), Ernest Townsend (1880), and Alfred E. Goodey (1878).