Untitled (October 1987)

WILLIAM GEAR (1915-1997)

Oil on board; signed and dated bottom right
In handmade frame

44cm x 55cm in the frame


William Gear, the British painter and teacher, was one of the most international in spirit among British artists of his generation and one of the relatively few to make a reputation outside Britain. After studying painting at Edinburgh College of Art, 1932–36, he spent a year in Europe on a travelling scholarship, working under Léger in Paris for several months. After the war, during which he served in the Royal Signal Corps, he worked in Germany for the commission dealing with the country’s monuments and art in the wake of the war. From 1947 to 1950 he lived in Paris, where he became a member of the Cobra group in 1948.

Gear’s work has been offered at auction multiple times, the record price being 53,372 USD for Paysage, Sept 42 sold at Bonhams, New York in 2008.

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