Lilly Martin Spencer
(1822 - 1902)
Lilly Martin Spencer was active/lived in Ohio, New York. Lilly Spencer is known for portrait, genre, children with pets and still life painting.
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Lilly Martin Spencer was one of the foremost genre* painters of the late 19th century during a time called the Golden Age for the apparent material excesses of the upper classes. In addition to her successful career, she bore thirteen children and supported the seven who survived plus her husband with the income from her work.
Her paintings of everyday life, considered sentimental subjects by some viewers, were widely reproduced in engravings and lithographs. She became one of the most popular artists of that time and equaled in price and public appreciation the genre painting of George Caleb Bingham.
She was from Marietta, Ohio, and was encouraged in her education by liberal-minded parents, who had emigrated to th
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