Composition, Blue Centre by William Gear

Gear served as curator to the Towner Art Gallery from 1958-64 and this painting is from the artist's period in Paris (1947-50), as evidenced from the French date inscribed on the reverse.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
47 x 62 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,882 ( Total: £3,840)
Acquired in:
2003
Vendor:
Sotheby's

The use of bold colours contained within irregular black lines is characteristic of this period when Gear was at the forefront of abstraction in Europe, creating angular almost dirty compositions that contributed significantly to Cobra's expressionist re-invention of modernism following the wholescale destruction of world war.

Provenance

Private collection.

Venue details

Towner Art Gallery Devonshire Park, College Road, EASTBOURNE East Sussex BN21 4JJ 01323 434670 www.townereastbourne.org.uk

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