MEDIUM: Mixed media
DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 22.8 x 15.4 ins/ 58.0 x 39.0 cm
SIGNATURE: Signed ‘Gear’ and dated (lower right)
William Gear was a Scottish painter known for his abstract compositions and as one of the most international in spirit among British artists of his generation and one of the relatively few to make a reputation outside Britain.
Gear is recognised for his fondness for heavy black line as a division of colour, predominately reds, yellows and oranges. He regarded the structure and architecture, like the building of his painting to be the most essential basis of a work.