Frederick Gore RA (1913 – 2009)

Painter, teacher, and writer, Frederick Gore was born in Richmond, Surrey, and was the son of the artist Spencer Gore. He studied at Trinity College and Ruskin School of Drawing, Oxford, 1932-4, and finally at Westminster School of Art and Slade School of Fine Art, 1934-7. In the last year of his studies he had his first one man show at the Redfern Gallery, followed by a series there after World War II.

In 1938 he travelled to Greece, showing the resulting work in Paris. Greece, Majorca and France were favourite landscape subjects for Gore, whose rich palette had more in common with the French tradition as opposed to that of the English. Gore taught at Westminster, Epsom and Chelsea Schools of Art and was head of painting department at St Martin’s School of Art between the years of 1951 and 1979.

He was elected RA in 1973 and was chairman of its exhibition committee from 1976 to 1987. His publications included Abstract Art, 1956; Painting: Some Basic Principles, 1965; and Pietro della Francesca’s ‘The Baptism’, 1969; plus many RA catalogue introductions. In 1979 he had retrospectives at Gainsborough’s House in Sudbury and Bury St. Edmund’s Art Gallery, as well as an important show at the RA in 1989. Southampton, Plymouth and Reading public galleries hold his work.

Frederick Gore, 'Red Landscape, Les Baux'

Frederick Gore, 'Evening, Majorca', oil on canvas

Evening, Majorca
Oil on Canvas: 74 x 61 cm
Signed. Dated verso 1962
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Frederick Gore, 'Le Petit Luberon from Bonnieux'

Le Petit Luberon from Bonnieux 
Oil on Canvas: 77 x 101 cm
Signed & Dated 1975
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Frederick Gore, 'Red Landscape, Les Baux'

Red Landscape, Les Baux
Oil on Canvas: 63 x 76 cm
Signed & Dated 1951
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'Beach by the Villa Delphini, Paxos' by Frederick Gore - detail

Beach by the Villa Delphini, Paxos
Oil on canvas: 62 x 92 cm
Signed, dated 1989 & inscribed
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Frederick Gore, 'Broad Walk, Regent's Park'

The Broad Walk, Regent’s Park
Oil on Canvas: 56 x 66 cm
Signed, dated 1949 verso
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Frederick Gore, 'Landscape Near Fornalutz, Majorca'

Landscape Near Fornalutx, Majorca
Oil on Canvas: 65 x 82 cm
Signed
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Frederick Gore, 'Olive Trees, Les Baux'

Olive Trees, Les Baux
Oil on Canvas: 51 x 76 cm
Signed, dated 1954 verso
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Frederick Gore, 'Elm Park Gardens'

Elm Park Gardens
Oil on Canvas: 77 x 92 cm
Signed & Dated 1981
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Frederick Gore, 'Olive Trees at Les Baux'

Olive Trees at Les Baux
Oil on Canvas: 51 x 76 cm
Signed
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Frederick Gore, 'Methama and the Distant Peroppenese from Sfendouri'

Methama and the Distant Pelopennese from Sfendouri
Oil on Canvas: 80 x 100 cm
Signed & Dated ‘September 1989’
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Frederick Gore, 'Late Evening, Looking Towards the Crau from Les Baux de Provence'

Late Evening, looking towards Crau from Les Baux de Provence
Oil on Canvas: 76 x 91 cm
Signed & Dated 1992
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Frederick Gore, 'Lavender Field in the Luberon'

Lavender Field in the Luberon, near Buoux
Oil on Canvas: 76 x 91 cm
Signed, Dated verso 1991
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Frederick Gore, 'Olive Grove, Majorca'

Olive Grove, Majorca
Oil on Canvas: 76 x 92 cm
Signed
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Frederick Gore, 'Rochers d'entre, Les Baux, Provence'

Roches d’entre, Les Baux, Provence
Oil on Canvas: 76 x 92 cm
Signed
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Frederick Gore, 'Landscape Near Fornalutz, Majorca'

Landscape Near Fornalutx, Majorca
Oil on Canvas: 65 x 82 cm
Signed
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Frederick Gore, 'Orange Grove, Fornalutz, Majorca'

Orange Grove, Fornalutx, Majorca
Oil on Canvas: 46 x 102 cm
Signed
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Frederick Gore, 'Red Landscape, Les Baux'

Red Landscape, Les Baux
Oil on Canvas: 63 x 76 cm
Signed & Dated 1951
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Frederick Gore, 'Olive Trees at Les Baux II'

Olive Trees at Les Baux II
Oil on Canvas: 64 x 76 cm
Signed
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Frederick Gore, 'Landscape, Les Baux de Provence'

Landscape, Les Baux de Provence
Oil on Canvas: 63 x 84 cm
Signed
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Frederick Gore, 'Mediterranean Landscape'

Mediterranean Landscape
Oil on Canvas: 76 x 91 cm
Signed
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Frederick Gore, 'Olive Trees at Les Baux'

Olive Trees at Les Baux
Oil on Canvas: 64 x 76 cm
Signed
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Frederick Gore, 'Bouquet de Fleur'

Bouquet de Fleur
Watercolour on Paper: 54 x 36 cm
Inscribed: ‘To Charlotte, with love from Freddie’
Signed & Dated 1987
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Frederick Gore, ' A Farm & a Vineyard under the Luberon'

A Farm and a Vineyard under the Luberon
Oil on canvas: 66 x 89 cm
Signed
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Frederick Gore, 'Poppies'

Poppies, Provence
Oil on Board: 76 x 61 cm
Framed
Signed verso
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