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Lilly Martin Spencer  American  1822 -1902
Born: Exeter  Great Britain 
Died: Crum's Elbow New York  
Active: Marietta Ohio  1833
Cincinatti Ohio  1841-1847
New York New York  1847
Addresses:  Marietta Ohio  1833-1841 
 Cincinatti Ohio  1841-1847 
 New York New York  1847 
Studied: National Academy of Design 1847
Instructors: Sala Bosworth Marietta, Ohio, before 1841
Charles Sullivan Marietta, Ohio, before 1841
Exhibited: Marietta, Ohio 1841
Cincinnati Society for the Promotion of Useful Kno 
Cincinnati Young Men's Mercantile Library 
Cincinnati Western Union 
National Academy of Design 1848-1858
Brooklyn Art Association 1865-1878
Philadelphia Centennial Exposition 1876
American Art Union 
National Museum American Art 1973
Examples of Work: National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC 
Newark Museum, New Jersey 
Specialty: Painter
Style/School: Trompe l'Oeil
Subjects Known For: Portraits
Still Life
Memberships: National Academician Honorary 1850
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One of the leading American woman artists in the 1850s and 1860s, Lilly Martin Spencer immigrated to America in 1830 with her liberal-minded French parents, who hoped to establish a utopian community, a vision that never materialized. Educated at home in Marietta, Ohio, Lilly ... (More)

By 1858 Lilly Martin Spencer was not only the best - known artist in New Jersey in the nineteenth century but also the foremost woman painter of her day in America. Born in Ohio, she had enjoyed the patronage of Cincinnati's Nicholas Longworth before moving to New York City in 1849. By then she h... (More)

Lilly M. Spencer emigrated to the U.S. from England with her family in 1830. She was an artistic prodigy in her teen years and was educated at home. In 1841 she held an exhibition of her work which drew the attention of a weal... (More)

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