Stanley Spencer: Of Angels and Dirt. Installation view

Stanley Spencer2016/2016

The Hepworth Wakefield

The Hepworth Wakefield
Wakefield, United Kingdom

Presented during the 125th anniversary of Stanley Spencer’s birth,the exhibition Stanley Spencer: Of Angels and Dirt – is the first UK major survey exhibition in 15years of the artist’s work. The exhibition brought together more than 70 significant works spanning the artist’s entire 45 year- career. It included a number of Spencer’s rarely-seen self-portraits and important works from private collections that was publicly exhibited for the first time in decades. The exhibition explored the seemingly conflicting themes that Spencer fused together in his richly detailed paintings, of religion and sexuality, work and leisure, nature and industry, highlighting Spencer’s distinctive view of everyday life. As Spencer himself put it, ‘I am on the side of the angels and dirt’.


  • Title: Stanley Spencer: Of Angels and Dirt. Installation view
  • Creator: Stanley Spencer
  • Creator Lifespan: 1891/1959
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Date: 2016/2016
  • Type: Exhibition

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