William Gear  (Scottish, 1915-1997) 


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William Gear, Untitled


William Gear

Nicholas Gallery
William Gear, Landscape, Blue and Yellow


William Gear
Landscape, Blue and Yellow

Whitford Fine Art
William Gear, September Landscape


William Gear
September Landscape

Alan Wheatley Art
William Gear, Magic Landscape


William Gear
Magic Landscape

Whitford Fine Art
William Gear, Composition Espangnole, Paris Nov '47


William Gear
Composition Espangnole, Paris Nov '47
Piano Nobile Fine Paintings
William Gear, Landscape Study


William Gear
Landscape Study

Whitford Fine Art
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William Gear, Bio-Form Study No.3


William Gear
Bio-Form Study No.3, 1976
pencil, ink and oil on paper


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William Gear, Trellis


William Gear
Trellis, 1961


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William Gear, St. Ives


William Gear
St. Ives, 1948
pencil, charcoal, watercolor and wash


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1915   Born in Methil, Fife William Gear was the son of a coalminer
1932 - 1937   He won scholarships to Edinburgh College of Art (1932-6) and the University of Edinburgh (1936-7) where his studies included art history with David Talbot Rice, the eminent Byzantine scholar
1937 - 1938   Traveled on a scholarship and spent five months in Paris as a pupil of Fernand Leger
1940 - 1945   In 1940 he was called up and posted to the Royal Corps of Signals. He served in Egypt, Palestine, Cyprus and Italy and consistently managed to paint and exhibit first in Jerusalem and lastly in Florence. In 1945 he volunteered to serve in Germany and was posted to the Monuments, Fine Art and Archives Section of Allied Control Commission with the rank of major.
1947   he lived in Paris once again, and subsequently was one of only two British artists to take part in the CoBrA exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam in 1949
1964   was appointed Head of the Faculty of Fine Art at the Birmingham College of Art, where he remained until he retired in 1975. He also participated in the CoBrA revival of the 1980s