William Gear. European Modernist
James Hyman gallery presents our first post-Brexit exhibition, a special online exhibition, William Gear. European Modernist.
The exhibition presents the fascinating early works of one of the greatest British artists of the twentieth century, William Gear (1915-97).
Born in Scotland, Gear was notable for his engagement with European Modernism. At a time when much English art was conservative and inward looking, William Gear stood out for his engagement with the latest trends in European culture.
These works reflect the influences of the main European cultural tendencies of the day: the new classical nudes of Fernand Leger, the legacy of French Surrealism and pioneering abstraction. They reveal a Scottish artist at the forefront of European culture and illustrate the importance of this first-hand experience of contemporary European culture to the evolution of British cultural life.
Prices start from just £650