Spencer Frederick Gore(1878-1914), Painter
Sitter in 3 portraits
Artist of 1 portrait
Gore trained at the Slade with Augustus John, Harold Gilman and Wyndham Lewis. While working in Paris and Dieppe in 1904-6 he became familiar with the work of Post-Impressionist painters including Cézanne, Gauguin and Van Gogh. Inspired by the exhibition Manet and the Post-Impressionists, staged by artist and critic Roger Fry in London in 1911, he developed a painting style reflecting that influence. His work was included in Fry's second Post-Impressionist exhibition in 1912. 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 murals at the nightclub, 'The Cave of the Golden Calf'.