(1893 - 1952)
Niles Spencer was active/lived in New York, Rhode Island. Niles Spencer is known for precisionist and abstract painter-architectural shapes.
Biography Niles Spencer
The following is from Wendy Jeffers, Curator of the 1990 Whitney Museum exhibition of this artist's work:
Niles Spencer, painter, was born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island,
the son of Henry Lewin Spencer and Margaret Allen. The Spencer
family had extensive business interests in Pawtucket including banking
and manufacturing. Niles Spencer graduated from the Rhode Island
School of Design in nearby Providence in 1915. He studied several
summers in Ogunquit, Maine with Charles Woodbury and subsequently, with
the avant-garde group surrounding Hamilton Easter Field.
1916, Spencer moved to New York to continue his studies. The lively
intellectual milieu of Greenwich Village was in its heyday, and Spencer
was exposed t
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