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Spencer Gore (1878 - 1914)

Spencer Frederick Gore studied at the Slade School of Fine Art in London (1896-1899), where he met fellow artists Harold Gilman and Wyndham Lewis. In 1902 he visited Spain with Wyndham Lewis and in 1904 he visited Walter Sickert in Dieppe. He visited Dieppe again in 1905 and 1906 and became more closely acquainted with Sickert, who taught him much about Degas' work; Gore's painting became increasingly influenced by French art. Gore and Sickert would visit music halls together and the music halls became the subject of many paintings. He also painted cityscapes in London, particularly Camden Town, and landscapes in Richmond and Letchworth, Hertfordshire. He was a member of Sickert's Fitzroy Street Group. In 1911, he became one of the leading figures of the Camden Town Group and in 1913 of the London Group. The work of Cézanne and Gauguin, and of the post-Impressionist artist Roger Fry, variously influenced Gore's painting and he was included in the English Group's second Post-Impressionist Exhibition at the Grafton Gallery in London in 1912. He died young, of pneumonia, in 1914.


Text Source: Benezit Dictionary of Artists