Born in Cleveland, OH on Nov. 4, 1892, Jeannette Dyer graduated from
Western Reserve University in Cleveland before coming to UC Berkeley in
1915 to study architecture. She received her M.A. degree in 1920
and in that year wed Eldredge Spencer.
After studying at Columbia University, she traveled to Paris for
stained glass study at Ecole du Louvre. Upon returning to
California in 1925, she settled in San Francisco and worked as an
interior designer for Yosemite National Park for many years.
Mrs. Spencer died in San Francisco on Jan. 8, 1986.
Her mural work is in the First Church of Christ Scientist, San
Francisco (murals); Congregational Church, Oakland (stained glass);
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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