W Spencer Crooks
(1917 - 2004)
W. Spencer Crooks was active/lived in Rhode Island / Ireland. W Crooks is known for landscape painting, illustration.
Biography W. Spencer Crooks
An award-winning painter, teacher, tenor and member of the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame, Crooks was best known for his prints of Rhode Island landmarks. He began painting at the Pawtucket Boys Club, where the canvas of a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer he painted which won first place at the Chicago World's Fair in 1933 hung for many years. He was a member of the Pawtucket Boys Club Alumni.
An Army veteran of World War II, serving in Company B, 355th Army Engineers, he had won four first-place awards at the All Soldier Show judged by the Honorable Sir Alfred Munnings of the Royal Academy. A dramatic tenor, he sang for the American Forces Radio Network while stationed in England, and later sang with the
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