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Robert Spencer  American  1879 -1931
Born: Harvard, Nebraska, United States 
Studied: National Academy of Design 1899-1901
New York School of Art 1903-1905
Instructors: William Merritt Chase 
Robert Henri 
Frank Vincent DuMond 
Examples of Work: Art Institute of Chicago 
Brooklyn Museum of Art 
Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC 
Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington 
Detroit Institute of Arts 
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas 
National Academy of Design 
National Arts Club Collection 
National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC 
Philadelphia Museum of Art 
Philips Collection, Washington DC 
Specialty: Painter
Style/School: New Hope School
Subjects Known For: Architecture
Social Problems
Memberships: Century Association 
National Academy of Design ANA 1914; NA 1920
National Arts Club 
Salmagundi Club, New York 
Teaching Positions: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 1925
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Robert Spencer was born in 1879 in Nebraska, the son of a Swedenborgian minister. After studying medicine briefly, he decided to become an artist and moved to New York City, where he enrolled at the National Academy of Design.... (More)

Robert Spencer attended the National Academy of Design from 1899-1901 and then went to the New York School of Design (1903-05). In 1909 Spencer studied independently with Daniel Garber, a popular artist of the New Hope Schoo... (More)

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