Lilly Martin Spencer
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Lilly Martin Spencer

Painter.
Female
Born Nov 26, 1822
Hometown Exeter
Died May 22, 1902
Death Place New York City
Other Names Angelique Marie M...

Lilly Martin Spencer (November 26, 1822 – May 22, 1902) was one of the most popular and widely reproduced American female genre painters in the mid-nineteenth century. She painted domestic scenes, women and children in a warm happy atmosphere. Although she did have an audience for her work Spencer had difficulties earning a living as a professional painter and was in perpetual state of financial turmoil.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1822 Birth Born in 1822.
1830 8 Years Old Lilly Martin Spencer was born in Exeter, England to French born parents Gilles Marie Martin and Angelique Perrine LePetit Martin. In 1830, when Lilly was eight, her family immigrated to New York where they remained for three years before ultimately moving to Marietta, Ohio. … Read More

TEENAGE

1841 19 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Martin's first exhibition in August 1841 was held at a church rectory, where she drew the attention of Nicholas Longworth, a benefactor of many artists. … Read More

TWENTIES

1844 22 Years Old During her third year in Cincinnati she married Benjamin Rush Spencer on August 24, 1844. … Read More
1849 27 Years Old In 1849 she produced her first major successful painting Life's Happy Hour. … Read More

THIRTIES

1858 36 Years Old Again, due to the difficulty in making ends meet the Spencers moved to Newark, New Jersey in 1858. … Read More

FORTIES

1866 44 Years Old She produced famous and perceptive works of art such as War Spirit as Home in 1866 and We Both Must Fade in 1869, which depicts a young female looking in a mirror. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1902 80 Years Old …  Lilly Martin Spencer worked until the day of her death on May 22, 1902. … Read More
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