William Gear, RA (1915-1997)

Black Composition on Red
  • signed and dated 49
  • gouache and oil on paper
  • 32 by 43 cm.; 11 ½ by 17 in
  • Provenance: The Redfern Gallery, London
  • £4,800 plus 4% ARR
William Gear, RA (1915-1997)

Born in Scotland and educated in Edinburgh. He studied in Paris under Fernand Léger and stayed in France until 1950. An abstract painter, Gear made a significant contribution to European painting through his association with the COBRA group. Retrospectives were held at the Redfern Gallery in 1997 and 2003.

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