|Noel Woodward Spencer ARCA, ARBSA (1900-1986)|
The Thames at Southwark Bridge towards St Paul's.
Signed in pencil.
9 3/4 x 8 inches.
Signed "Spencer" on a trunk within the plate.
Noel Woodward Spencer ARCA, ARBSA (1900-1986):
The painter, etcher and illustrator Noel Woodward Spencer was born in Nuneaton in 1900. He studied at Ashton-under-Lyne and Manchester Schools of Art and for three years at the Royal College of Art where he qualified in 1925. He held a number of teaching positions before being appointed Headmaster of Huddersfield Art School 1934-46 and the Principal of Norwich Art School 1946-64. He exhibited at the Royal Academy, Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, Norwich Twenty Group, New English Art Club and widely in America. For the first twenty years after his training he concerned himself almost entirely with etching and pen and ink drawings for reproduction. His subjects were mostly townscapes and landscapes but later he turned more to painting. Collections: Museum of London, Birmingham City Art Gallery, Chicago.