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William Gear

William Gear

By (author) Andrew Lambirth

$60.00

  • Published to celebrate the centenary of Gear's birth
  • This book aims to stimulate a reassessment of his work and to show the full range of his achievement
  • Contains much previously unseen material (particularly works on paper, one of the great resources of Gear's practice) and demonstrates how throughout a long career his art drew inspiration from natural appearances but transformed them into abstract imagery of great resonance and rhythmic presence
Full Description
William Gear (1915-97) was an abstract painter with an international reputation, Scottish by birth but broadly European in sensibility, and one of only two British artists to be part of the CoBrA Group. (CoBrA was Europe's answer to American Abstract Expressionism - a short-lived but explosive expressionist movement.) Living in Paris in the late 1940s, Gear was part of the post-war surge towards abstraction, but returned to live in the UK in 1950. He shot to fame with his controversial Autumn Landscape, painted for the Festival of Britain in 1951, and became one of the leading innovators of the 1950s' art world.
William Gear (1915-97) was an abstract painter with an international reputation, Scottish by birth but broadly European in sensibility, and one of only two British artists to be part of the CoBrA Group. (CoBrA was Europe's answer to American Abstract Expressionism - a short-lived but explosive expressionist movement.) Living in Paris in the late 1940s, Gear was part of the post-war surge towards abstraction, but returned to live in the UK in 1950. He shot to fame with his controversial Autumn Landscape, painted for the Festival of Britain in 1951, and became one of the leading innovators of the 1950s' art world.
Specifications
Publisher
Sansom
ISBN
9781908326669
Published
28th Jan 2016
Binding
Hardback
Territory
USA & Canada
Size
9.17 in x 10.96 in
Pages
440 Pages
Illustrations
446 color
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