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Stanley Spencer Chronology

1891 Born 30 June, in 'Fernlea', High Street, Cookham.
1907 Studied art, Maidenhead Technical Institute.
1908-12 Student at the Slade School of Art; contemporaries included Nevinson, Roberts, Gertler, Bomberg & Paul Nash. Nicknamed 'Cookham'. Awarded scholarship, Melville Nettleship & Composition Prizes.
1912 Exhibited in Roger Fry's 'Second Post-Impressionist Exhibition'.
1915-18 Enlisted RAMC, 1915. Stationed Beaufort War Hospital, Bristol. Posted to Macedonia, 1916. Volunteered for infantry, 1917.
1919 Official war picture, Travoys with Wounded Soldiers... (Imperial War Museum) Spencer meets Hilda Carline
1920 'The Last Supper' (Stanley Spencer Gallery).
1925 Married the artist Hilda Carline; 23 February, two daughters, Shirin & Unity.Shirin is born in November 1925
1927 First one-man exhibition, Goupil Gallery. Created a stir with 'The Resurrection, Cookham', 1924-6 (Tate).
1927-32 Mural decorations based on wartime experiences in Bristol & Macedonia, Sandham Memorial Chapel, Burghclere (National Trust).
1929 Meets Patricia Preece
1930 Unity born in May
1932-38 Lived in Cookham. 1932 elected Associate of the Royal Academy.
1935 Resigned from RA after rejection of two paintings by hanging committee.
1937 Divorced by Hilda. .
1937 Married Patricia Preece 29 May, but separated almost immediately.
1939-1941 Stayed and worked at The White Hart Inn, Leonard Stanley, Gloucestershire with George and Daphne Charlton. Started "Ship Building on the Clyde" series here.
1940 Commissioned to record the war effort by War Artists Advisory Committee: finished 'Shipbuilding on the Clyde' series, 1946.
1945-50 Port Glasgow Resurrection series.
1945-59 Lived at Cliveden View, Cookham Rise.
1950 CBE; rejoined Royal Academy & elected RA. Hilda dies in November.
1955 Retrospective exhibition, Tate Gallery.
1959 Returned to 'Fernlea'. Knighted. Died 14 December at Canadian Memorial Hospital, Cliveden, Berkshire.
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