Porthia Prints. William Gear

Two pass silk screen print on linen
Size 45x29.5cms

William Gear (1915-1997)
William Gear was a painter and printmaker born in Methil, Fife, Scotland. He studied at Edinburgh College of Art, 1932-36 and worked under Fernand Leger in Paris 1938. After World War II he returned to Paris. In 1948 he held his first Paris and London solo exhibitions, and visited Terry Frost, Patrick Heron, Roger Hilton, Peter Lanyon and Bryan Winter in St Ives. In Paris he was actively involved with the CoBrA Group. Gear was one of the first artists in Britain after the War to move to pure abstract painting. He produced prints using the silk screen method and produced designs for wallpaper and fabrics.

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