Sir Stanley Spencer – Connections exhibition

March 24 2017

AN exhibition of the private collection of Spencer family artwork will be on display at Badminton School on March 24.

AN exhibition of the private collection of Spencer family artwork will be on display at Badminton School on March 24.

 June 30, 2016 marked Sir Stanley Spencer’s 125th birthday and from this day commenced the ‘Year of Stanley Spencer’; an opportunity for art lovers across the world to celebrate the eccentric, unconventional works of the famous artist.

 Spencer attended the Slade School of Art and soon became well known for his paintings often set in the vicinity of Cookham, his town of birth. Much of his artwork depicted biblical scenes while others featured stunning landscapes. Spencer had two daughters, Shirin and Unity; Unity inheriting the artistic talent of her father to become an artist in her own right. Both attended Badminton School in Bristol. Unity pursued a career in art producing oil paintings and etchings. In 1957 she painted a portrait of her famous father before he died two years later.

 Exhibitions, new books, talks and events have been taking place around the country and in honour of Sir Spencer, Badminton School is holding an exhibition of its private collection of Spencer family artwork to include a talk from guest speaker, Chrissy Rosenthal, from The Stanley Spencer Gallery in Cookham. These prints and drawings by Sir Stanley Spencer, his brother Gilbert (also a celebrated painter) and Unity have not previously been displayed to the public and are available to view for one night only.

Stanley Spencer – Connections Exhibition | Friday 24th March | From 6.30pm | Badminton School

Book tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sir-stanley-spencer-connections-tickets-32226536438