Charles M. GERE 1869–1957
Painter, illustrator and draughtsman; his early work, under Italian influence, was in the Pre-Raphaelite manner and included wall decorations and stained glass; after 1900 he turned mainly to landscape painting. Born 5 June 1869 in Gloucester. Won scholarships to birmingham School of Art, where he studied under R. E. Taylor and later taught. Worked as an illustrator with William Morris for the Kelmscott Press. Studied tempera painting in Italy. Exhibited at the R.A. from 1890, the New Gallery from 1892, and the Carfax Gallery with his sister Margaret 1912. Member of the N.E.A.C. 1911, R.W.S. 1926; A.R.A. 1934, R.A. 1939. Retrospective exhibition at Cheltenham 1947. Lived at Painswick from 1902 and died at Gloucester 3 August 1957. Memorial exhibition at Gloucester 1963.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I