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Spencer Gore (1878-1914)

Brighton Pier

Gore studied at the Slade where he met future Camden Town colleagues Gilman and Wyndham Lewis. In 1904 he visited Sickert, then in self-imposed exile in Dieppe, and encouraged him to return to London. The two became good friends and both rented studios in Fitzroy Street, Camden. Sickert suggested that Gore should paint in the studio rather than outdoors, while Sickert followed Gore in using a brighter palette.

Gore visited Brighton in 1913, staying with Walter Taylor an amateur artist and collector of Camden Town paintings. This is the view from Taylor's balcony looking across the promenade and beach towards Brighton Pier. It presents a calm and sunny day at the seaside using flat bright colours and simplified forms.

Medium oil on canvas
Date 1913
Dimensions 635mm x 763mm
Acquisition Number SOTAG : 1484
Credit Line Purchased in 1956 through the Frederick William Smith Bequest Fund

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