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William Gear

 (1915 - 1997)
William Gear was active/lived in United Kingdom.  William Gear is known for painting.

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Biography   William Gear


Born in Scotland in 1915, William Gear studied painting at Edinburgh College of Art, 1932 to 1937 and the Edinburgh University Fine Art Class 1936 to 1937, his teachers including William Gillies and John Maxwell.  After study in Paris with Fernand Leger in 1937 he traveled in Italy and the Balkans area on the strength of a scholarship. 

He was appointed head of the faculty of fine art in Birmingham College of Art in 1964; guest lecturer at National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne and University of Western Australia, Perth, in 1966; and in 1975 won the Lorne Fellowship and retired as head of the department of fine art at Birmingham Polytechnic.

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