Stanley Spencer: A Biography
Stanley Spencer - A Biography
London: Harvill Press, 1962.
First UK edition.
At Spencer's death, he left a huge volume of almost unintelligible correspondence and autobiographical writings, which Maurice Collis has painstakingly deciphered and transformed into a very moving biography.
Driven by personal visions and obsessions, Spencer could be nevertheless a charming and beloved figure, who created some of the strangest and finest paintings of his time.