William Gear 1915 - 1997

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Abstract

Abstract

Abstract with Yellow, Red and Blue

Abstract with Yellow, Red and Blue

1982

1982

Abstract in Black, Yellow and Peach

Abstract in Black, Yellow and Peach

1964

1964

Red and Black Christmas Card

Red and Black Christmas Card

1967

1967

Black, Red and Purple

Black, Red and Purple

Christmas Card in Red, Green, Blue and Black

Christmas Card

Study 66

Study 66

Untitled

Untitled

Yellow and Red

Yellow and Red

Biography

William Gear was born in Methil, Fife. Studied painting at the Edinburgh College of Art in 1932-37 and the Edinburgh University Fine Art Class in 1936-37, his teachers including William Gillies and John Maxwell, then in 1937 in Paris with Fernand Leger. In 1951 won a Festival of Britain Purchase Prize. Through his association with the COBRA group in the post war years, he made a significant contribution to European painting. Retrospective exhibition at Redfern Gallery in 1997. Tate Gallery and many provincial and overseas galleries hold his work. (see Art UK)