(1927 - 2010)
Stirling Spadea was active/lived in Pennsylvania, New York. Stirling Spadea is known for portraits of prominent persons, and regional scene painting, author.
Biography Stirling Spadea
Mixed-media painter Stirling Spadea, born Alexander Stirling Spadea in 1927, moved to Bucks County in 1935 when, according to the artist, “the Spadeas managed to put together enough money to buy gas for a six hour drive. Three hours later…they arrived in Bucks County and bought a family plot.”
Living in the greater Bucks County area meant that Stirling was surrounded by his mother, Joan Miller Spadea, noted fashion designer, and her artist friends. In an interview Spadea remembered, “I grew up at [my mother’s] easel. I think I learned a lot by osmosis. As a child I was always doodling.”
He would attend night classes at Columbia University, but the only time he ever formally studied art was when he atte
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