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William Gear

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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.

Item details

Author(s):
Anadrew Lambirth
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2015
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1908326662
ISBN-13:
9781908326669
Number of pages:
440
Publisher:
Sansom & Company
Title:
William Gear

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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.

Author(s):
Anadrew Lambirth
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2015
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1908326662
ISBN-13:
9781908326669
Number of pages:
440
Publisher:
Sansom & Company
Title:
William Gear

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