London, Messum’s, British Modernism, Spring 2002 (illustrated in the exhibition catalogue, no. 3);
Woking, The Lightbox, The Ingram Collection: Animals in Art, 8 January – 16 March 2014;
Woking, The Lightbox, The Ingram Collection: Skyscapes, 10 May – 22 June 2014
London-raised Ruskin Spear’s paintings reveal a feeling for place and atmosphere reminiscent of his hero, the English Impressionist painter Walter Sickert. Because Spear used a wheelchair due to childhood polio, much of his work focused on his immediate surroundings. Many of his paintings, such as this one, reflect the views, scenery and people of Hammersmith.