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Spencer Frederick Gore

(1878-1914), Painter

Sitter in 3 portraits
Artist of 1 portrait
Gore trained at the Slade where his fellow students included Augustus John, Harold Gilman and Wyndham Lewis. He became a leading exponent of English Post-Impressionism. While working in Paris and Dieppe in 1904-6 Gore became familiar with the work of post-impressionist painters including Cézanne, Gauguin and Van Gogh. Gore was a key member of the Fitzroy Street Group, a founder of the Camden Town Group, 1911, of which he was President, and of the London Group, 1913. In 1912 he directed the mural decorations at the nightclub, 'The Cave of the Golden Calf'.

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Spencer Frederick Gore, by Spencer Frederick Gore - NPG 4981

Spencer Frederick Gore

by Spencer Frederick Gore
oil on canvas, 1914
On display in Room 30 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4981

Spencer Frederick Gore, by Harold Gilman - NPG 6879

Spencer Frederick Gore

by Harold Gilman
oil on cardboard, circa 1911-1912
On display in Room 30 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6879

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