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Jeannette Spencer

 (1892 - 1986)
Jeannette Dyer Spencer was active/lived in California, Ohio.  Jeannette Spencer is known for stained glass, hotel murals.

photo by Ansel Adams

Biography   Jeannette Spencer

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); Ahwanee Hotel,

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Interview with the artist or his/her family; Who's Who in California 1981;SF Examiner, 1-11-1986 (obituary).

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