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William Gear, R.A.

1915-1997

An abstract painter, Gear studied at Edinburgh College of Art 1932–7 and the Edinburgh University Fine Art Class 1936–7 under Sir William Gillies, John Maxwell and William McTaggart. The recipient of a travelling scholarship (1937–8), he worked in Paris under Fernand Léger. Gear served in the Second World War in the Middle East and Italy[…]