Jean Spencer Archive

Scope and Content

The collection includes: The Kleinsassen archive, (1986), schema, tests, plans, 5 black and white photographs and slides. An Elephant Trust proposal and studies, 1987, including a folder of original drawings. Studies for Kemi, 10 black and white photographs and 11 line drawings. 2 sketchbooks of studies for reliefs. 5 exhibition catalogues that include Jean Spencer's work 1972-1990. 1992 Study for Double Square Painting, 1993, oil on linen. 5 group exhibition catagloues 1972-1990. 2 'Countervail' publicity exhibition cards, Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield, 1992.

Administrative / Biographical History

Jean Spencer (1942-1998), studied at Bath Academy of Art, Corsham, 1960-1963. She was a member of 'Systems' group of artists, 1968-1975; and a member of 'arbeitskreis' international workshop for systematic constructive art, 1977-1998. She taught at the Department of Art, Bulmersche College, Reading, 1969-1988, head of department, 1980-1988; and taught from 1988 at the Slade School of Fine Art. She was a member of the Southern Arts Regional Arts Association Art Panel, 1981-1983; one-person exhibitions 1965-, including at London, Paris and Amsterdam; died 1998.

Access Information

Access by written application to the Site Librarian, Manresa Road, London, SW3 6LS. Researchers from the London Institute may visit by appointment.

Acquisition Information

Donated by the artist's estate via her sister Marian Waters, July 2001.

Other Finding Aids

A list is available at Chelsea College of Art & Design Manresa Road Library. As at 2002 MARC records on Talis for published items - available on the library catalogue

Archivist's Note

Description by Catherine Burke, Genesis Project Officer 2002. Collection Description transferred to the Archives Hub in 2008 as part of Genesis 2008 Project.

Conditions Governing Use

Within Copyright Licensing Agency guidelines, although copying of fragile material is a the discretion of the librarian.

Related Material

Personal papers including correspondence, academic and teaching notes, exhibition files are held by the Tate Gallery Archive, 1960-1977 (reference: TGA 2001/7).