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Oliver Clare

 (1853 - 1927)
Oliver Clare was active/lived in United Kingdom, England.  Oliver Clare is known for animal and fruit still life painting.

Oliver Clare

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Oliver Clare (1853-1927)

Born in 1853, he was the son of still-life artist George Clare.  The Clare family members were Victorian artists who specialized in still life and flower paintings.

Oliver lived in Birmingham during most of his artistic life and while his artistic training is unknown, it is assumed that he was schooled to an extent by his father, since their stippling techniques and subject matter are almost identical.

In Birmingham he was commissioned by a local health firm "Health Food Stores" to paint still-lives to be reproduced on postcards and posters.  

Royal Society of Artists - Birmingham (18 works)
Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Art
Walker Art Gallery - Liverpool (3 works)
Manchester City Art Gallery (6 works)
Royal Academy
Royal College of Art

Here are a number of reference books for Oliver Clare (British 1853-1927)

1. Royal Society of British Artists 1824-1893 and The New English Art
Club 1888-1917
- Antique Collectors Club, 1975 - 1984 & 1987 - 617 pages

2. Dictionary of British Art Volume IV - Victorian Painters 1. The Text
- & 2. Historical Survey & Plates - Antique Collectors Club - 1995

3. E. Benezit Volume 3 1999

4. The Dictionary of British Artists 1880-1940 - Antique Collectors Club
- 1976

5. Dictionary of British Artists working 1900 - 1950 - Grant M. Waters,
Eastbourbe Fine Art - 1975

Sources include:

Additional information provided by Wayne Kielsmeyer, Covington Fine Arts Gallery

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About  Oliver Clare

Born:  1853 - Birmingham, England
Died:   1927 - Birmingham
Known for:  animal and fruit still life painting