Stanley Spencer

Stanley Spencer

Born: June 30, 1891

Died: December 14, 1959

Nationality: English

Occupation: Artist

Biography: Sir Stanley Spencer KCB CBE RA was an English painter. Much of his work depicts Biblical scenes, from miracles to Crucifixion, happening not in the Holy Land but in the small Thames-side village where he was born and spent most of his life. He referred to Cookham as a village in Heaven.

Source/Notes: As quoted in Times Thievish Progress (1970) by John Rothenstein; ta is a British form of thank you.