The Stanley Spencer Gallery is a small gallery in Cookham, a village next to the River Thames in Berkshire, England. The gallery celebrates the famous English painter Sir Stanley Spencer (1891–1959), who lived in the village. Many of his works depict villagers and village life and his religious paintings often had Cookham as their backdrop.
The gallery was opened in 1962 in a Methodist Chapel that Spencer attended as a child with his mother. Not far from the gallery is “Fernlea”, the cottage where Spencer was born and lived in Cookham High Street. In 2007 the gallery was completely renovated internally at a cost of over £800,000 and was reopened on 29 September 2007.
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