Gear had a distinguished career on several Continents, and was part of the international COBRA group (1948-51) of artists interested in abstract art and Marxism whilst strongly anti-Surrealist.
Cornwall played only a tiny part in his artistic portfolio of arts and administration: in June 1948 the artist spent ten days in St Ives, producing about ten watercolours and six small oils.
He taught and curated in Australia and Birmingham, and lived in Birmingham.
Painter in watercolour and oils
works and access
Works include: Landscape No 2 (1951)
Heals Mansard Gallery, St Ives March 1955
Redfern Gallery Fifty Year Retrospective 1997
Paisnel Gallery, London Post-War & St Ives 2009
Buckman (2006) Dictionary of Artists in Britian since 1945
Paisnel Gallery (2009) Post-War and St Ives Exhibition catalogue
Tate (1885) St Ives 1939-64, Twenty Five Years of Painting, Sculpture and Ceramics (Chronology)