Matthew Spender

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Matthew Spender (born 1945) is an English sculptor. He is the author of From a High Place: A Life of Arshile Gorky (1999), a biography of his father-in-law, the artist Arshile Gorky,[1] and A House in St John's Wood (2015), about his father, the poet Stephen Spender.[2]

Spender was born in London, England, the son of the poet Stephen Spender and the pianist Natasha Spender.[3]


  1. ^ Andrew Solomon, "His Life Was a Forgery", The New York Times, 11 July 1999.
  2. ^ "A House in St John's Wood",
  3. ^ "Matthew Spender." Contemporary Authors Online. Gale, 2017. Retrieved via Biography in Context database, 2017-12-16.