William Gear, RA (1915-1997)

Landscape Composition
  • signed and dated Oct VIII ’48, also inscribed Paris and titled verso
  • mixed media
  • 30.5 by 48 cm.; 12 by 19 in.
  • £12,500 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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