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Spencer Gore
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Born in Epsom, Surrey
Born on 26th of May 1878
Died on 25th of March 1914

Born 1878. Died 1914 - English painter.

Founder member and first president of the Camden Town Group (1911). Painter of landscapes, music-hall scenes, interiors and occasional still lifes. Met Walter Sickert in Dieppe in 1904 beginning a close relationship with French painting. Contributed to Roger Fry’s second Post-Impressionist exhibition in 1912. Died prematurely of pneumonia at the age of 35.

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