William Gear

Black Tree

1950

View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Medium
Lithograph on paper
Dimensions
Image: 500 x 377 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 1988
Reference
P77260

Display caption

The British artist William Gear was introduced to the CoBrA group through the artist Stephen Gilbert whose work is shown nearby. He often assigned titles to his works in retrospect, viewing them as useful tools that ‘can sometimes set the tone of a work of art or give a lead to the spectator’. Here, thick intersecting lines seem to grow across the sheet, suggesting organic forms.

Gallery label, July 2005

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