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Niles Spencer  American  1893 -1952
Born: Pawtucket, Rhode Island, United States 
Died:  Pennsylvania, United States 
Studied: Rhode Island School of Design 1913-1915
Ferrer School 
Art Students League, New York City 
Instructors: Robert Henri 
George Wesley Bellows 
Kenneth Hayes Miller 
Examples of Work: Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo 
Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts 
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 
Museum of Modern Art, New York City 
Newark Museum, New Jersey 
Philips Collection, Washington DC 
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence 
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 
Santa Barbara Museum of Art 
Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC 
San Francisco Art Institute Galleries 
Specialty: Painter
Style/School: Precisionism
Subjects Known For: Industrial
New England
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A Precisionist painter who was influenced by European Cubism, Niles Spencer is best known for his unembellished arrangements of architectural forms. Although he used crisply defined zones of color to depict his motifs, as ... (More)

Niles Spencer was educated at the Ogunquit School in 1913, then at the Rhode Island School of Design from 1913-15 and the following year at the Art Students League where he studied with Bellows and Henri. He also traveled abroad to study in France and Italy in 1921 to '22. Spencer worked in the P... (More)

Niles Spencer was an important American Modernist whose work is associated with a group of American painters known as the Precisionists, a loosely-knit group that included Charles Sheeler, Charles Demuth, and Rawlston Crawfo... (More)

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