Landscape near Deya, Majorca
About the work
Gore's painting shows part of the rugged coastline between the town of SÃ³ller and the village of Deya on the north-west coast of Majorca. He has captured the vibrant contrasts of the landscape by accentuating the colour of the vivid burnt orange earth against the blues of sea and sky and the silvery greens of the olive trees for which the area is known. This painting reflects Gore's admiration for the landscapes of the French Post-Impressionists and Fauves, and his interest in colour and light. Gore's father was the painter Spencer Frederick Gore (1878-1914), who shared a common interest in French Post-Impressionism.
About the artist
Frederick Gore studied painting at the Ruskin School while reading classics at Oxford. He later studied at Westminster Art School and the Slade School, and on leaving in 1937 he had his first solo exhibition at the Redfern Gallery, London. After serving in the army he started teaching at St Martin's School of Art and by 1951 was Head of Painting there - a position he held until he retired in 1979. Gore was elected Associate of Royal Academy in 1964 and RA in 1973. Since 1949 he has held a number of solo exhibitions in London and New York. His father was the painter Spencer Frederick Gore (1878-1914), a central figure in the Camden Town Group of artists.
Frederick Gore (1913 - 2009)
- Landscape near Deya, Majorca
- Oil on canvas
- height: 71.50 cm, width: 92.00 cm
- Purchased from Christie's, 1 March 2000
- bl: F Gore ; verso on stretcher: LANDSCAPE NEAR DEXA, FREDERICK GORE MAJORCA 1958
- Sold through Christie's, South Kensington, on 1 March 2000 (Lot 236)
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