He is known for expressing his biblical faith through painting biblical pictures which he brought right to the hearts of his people in Cookham. This is mostly seen through his resurrection collection in which he choose cookham as his basis and as well made a name for him. He also had an eye for the romanticism style which he expressed with so much passion explaining his deepest feelings through this arts. Being in both the first and the second war he showed his skills and talent in organizing multi-figure compositions.
In 1934 he painted the lovers also called the "dustmen art". In this picture we see a couple that has reunited after a long time. The dustman is lifted by his wife and she passionately holds him in her arms without minding the people around them. Some are seen staring with their mouths wide open while others are offering him rubbish. We say “what is rubbish to you is not rubbish to others “this words are symbolically represented by Stanley Spencer in this art. The rubbish represents the pieces of the people lives that deserve to be resurrected and adored just like the dustman. He describes the joy of reunion of the ordinary labourers with their families in a way that he takes us back to the real time. This piece was one of his two pieces that were rejected by the Royal Academy.
Born in a humble family of William and Anna Caroline he was schooled by his sisters Annie and Florence as his parents could not afford to take to a private school. Together with his brother Gilbert who also became a renowned landscape painter they received drawing lessons from a local painter Dorothy Bailey. His brother later went to school in maidenhead and in 1908 to 1912 Stanley studied in Slade School of fine art in London where he also got to paint a series of arts including the “nativity” which worn a Slade composition prize. He loved the people, the surrounding and the life in cookham and he frequently returned by train and which made him gain the nickname cookham from his colleagues. During the First World War he volunteered to serve with the Royal Army Medical Corps as an orderly at the Beaufort hospital and he was later transferred to Macedonia. In 1918 he returned to cookham where he continued painting his unfinished arts but it was challenging for him to pick from where he left coming from war. He travelled a lot between this period and the Second World War where he was sent by War Artists' Advisory Committee to illustrate the life of the civilians who were working there. He was later diagnosed with cancer and in 1959 and was cremated.