Margaret Gere (1878 - 1965)

The White Cat, Isola San Giulio, Lake Orta, 1928

SKU: 11274
Signed, titled and dated, watercolour over drawing

Height – 25cm
Width – 38cm



A founder member of the Birmingham Group of Artists-Craftsmen and a noted tempera artist, Gere made several study trips to Italy, often in the company of her half-brother the artist Charles Gere with whom she lived in Painswick, Gloucestershire. They were among the earliest members of the Cheltenham Group. This work was in the collection of Charles H St. John Hornby (1867-1946), founder of the Ashendene Press. Isola di San Giulio is an island in Lake Orta, Piedmont.

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Margaret Gere
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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