Gere, Margaret

(1878 – 1965)

The Staffordshire Ornament, circa 1910

SKU: 10886

Oil on glass in a stepped silver gessoed frame of the artists own design

Size:
Height: 17cm
Width: 12.3cm

DESCRIPTION

Provenance:
John Redman

Literature: Llewellyn, Sacha, and Paul Liss. Portrait of an Artist. Liss Llewellyn, 2021, p.27.

Margaret Gere and her sister Edith were known as ‘the masterful Miss Geres’. Although a versatile artist, of figure scenes, portraits, and landscapes, Gere’s domestic interiors are amongst her most engaging works, offering an intimate account of her artistic vision.

Exhibited: Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museums, Margaret Gere Exhibition, catalogue no. B10(i), 21 January – 3 March 1984;

John Redman lived with the Payne and Gere families in their Cotswold home during the 2nd World War from 1940 to 1944. This home was a constant visiting location for a number of important artists and writers including Sir Stanley Spencer, Vanessa Bell, Virginia Woolf, Sir William Rothenstein, George Bernard Shaw, John Betjeman and many others.  Redman  collected a comprehensive range of the Payne and Gere families works through a lifetime’s friendship with Edward R. Payne (1906-1991), the Payne’s second son of three and also an artist. 

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THE ARTIST

Gere, Margaret

1878 – 1965

Painter, notably in tempera, born in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. She was the sister of the artist Charles March Gere, studied under him from 1897 at Birmingham School of Art and like him was an original member of the Birmingham Group of Painters and Craftsmen. The copying of Piero della Francesca in tempera in Florence in 1901 had marked effect on her work, and she further studied at Slade School of Fine Art, 1905. Showed with and was a member of NEAC and RBSA and had first exhibition with her brother at Carfax Gallery, 1912. Represented in The Earthly Paradise exhibition at Fine Art Society, 1969. Cheltenham Art Gallery devoted a show to her in 1984. Tate Gallery holds her picture Noah’s Ark. She and her sister Edith, who married the artist Henry Payne, were known as “the masterful Miss geres”.

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