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STANLEY SPENCER

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Today  reporter Nicola Stanbridge
Our reporter Nicola Stanbridge spoke to his daughter Unity Spencer and went to see the renovation of his gallery in, as he describes, his beloved Cookham…

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Holy Trinity Church, Cookham


Scene of Christ Preaching and Swan Upping


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 Spencer Gallery
 
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The gallery in the process of renovation
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listen againSpencer's Cookham from the eyes of volunteer Chrissy Rosenthal.

listen againListen to an extended interview with Spencer's daughter Unity.


Sir Stanley Spencer was one of the most original British painters of the 20th Century. The public often found his religious and erotic works difficult, prefering instead the quinitsentially English landscapes and portraits inspired by Cookham, the Berkshire village in which he was born. Now Stanley Spencer is undergoing somewhat of a revival. The Imperial War museum is restoring his Shipbuilding on the Clyde series and a Heritage Lottery grant means the Spencer Gallery in the old Chapel in Cookham is being modernised and reopened.


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