The Cities, the Towns, the Crowds: The Paintings of Robert Spencer

The Cities the Towns the Crowds The Paintings of Robert Spencer In a young painter named Robert Spencer moved from the hustle and bustle of New York City to the bucolic Bucks County region in nearby southeastern Pennsylvania Over the next twenty five years S

  • Title: The Cities, the Towns, the Crowds: The Paintings of Robert Spencer
  • Author: Brian H. Peterson
  • ISBN: 9780812238297
  • Page: 136
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Cities, the Towns, the Crowds: The Paintings of Robert Spencer

    In 1906 a young painter named Robert Spencer moved from the hustle and bustle of New York City to the bucolic Bucks County region in nearby southeastern Pennsylvania Over the next twenty five years, Spencer became one of the most prominent artists in the Pennsylvania impressionist art colony, a group of nationally known landscape painters centered in the picturesque villaIn 1906 a young painter named Robert Spencer moved from the hustle and bustle of New York City to the bucolic Bucks County region in nearby southeastern Pennsylvania Over the next twenty five years, Spencer became one of the most prominent artists in the Pennsylvania impressionist art colony, a group of nationally known landscape painters centered in the picturesque village of New Hope His first major success came when the Metropolitan Museum of Art purchased Repairing the Bridge in 1914 He won a gold medal in 1915 at the prestigious Panama Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco After Spencer s death, the celebrated collector Duncan Phillips praised him as a rebel always against the standardized and stereotyped in art Phillips believed that there was no other painter, not John Sloan, or Edward Hopper, pungently American in expression In matters of style, Spencer differed radically from his Pennsylvania impressionist colleagues He made his reputation with skillful, evocative renderings of the everyday life of his community, often depicting the mills, tenements, and factories of New Hope and the surrounding areas A landscape without a building or a figure, he said, is a very lonely picture to me Later Spencer began to experiment with a looser, spontaneous style, and he painted fanciful European scenes, many of which were done from his imagination Spencer s canvas Mountebanks and Thieves won a p

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