Concrete Bridge

Robert Spencerca. 1916

James A. Michener Art Museum

James A. Michener Art Museum
Doylestown, United States

Prior to establishing his residence near New Hope, Pennsylvania, from 1906 until about 1910, Robert Spencer lived in such towns located alongside the Delaware River as Frenchtown, New Jersey, and Point Pleasant, Pennsylvania. During the summer of 1909, he studied with Daniel Garber at his home, Cuttalossa. By 1910 Spencer had acquired a sophisticated style that reflected the influence of Garber’s meticulous draftsmanship yet exhibited a more somber mood and palette. As early as 1916 Spencer had joined the exhibiting organization of local landscape painters known as the New Hope Group. Between 1910 and the early 1920s, he often painted scenes of common people busy at work in construction, millwork, or other activities in their backyard tenements.


  • Title: Concrete Bridge
  • Creator: Robert Spencer
  • Creator Lifespan: 1879 - 1931
  • Creator Nationality: American
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Death Place: New Hope, PA
  • Creator Birth Place: Harvard, NE
  • Date: ca. 1916
  • Physical Dimensions: w30.125 x h25 inches
  • Credit Line: James A. Michener Art Museum. Gift of Marguerite and Gerry Lenfest.
  • Type: Painting
  • External Link: James A. Michener Art Museum
  • Medium: oil on canvas

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