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 William Gear  (1915 - 1997)

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Lived/Active: United Kingdom      Known for: painting

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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, Melbourn (showing 500 of 1047 characters).

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