24 May 2012
William Gear, R.A. (1915-1997)
signed and dated 'Gear '62' (lower right), signed and dated again 'Gear/APRIL '62' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
35¾ x 24 in. (90.8 x 61 cm.)
with Gimpel Fils, London.
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London, Commonwealth Art Gallery, British paintings of 1952-1977: 'faces' and 'flowers' from private collections in the Royal Borough, October - November 1977, no. 18, as 'April Leaves'.
"I don't want to draw nature; I want to draw in nature".
(W. Gear quoted, William Gear 75th Birthday Exhibition, Redfern Gallery, London, September - October 1990, p. 5)
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