by Scholes, Robert
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Spencer Frederick Gore (1878 - 1914)
The following information comes from the website of the Letchworth Museum:
Spencer Gore was born in Epsom and educated at Harrow School. He trained as an artist at the Slade school in London, where he became friends with Harold Gilman and Wyndham Lewis.
In 1904 and 1905 Gore painted in northern France, meeting Sickert and Lucien Pissarro. In 1911 he was a founder of the Camden Town Group—a society of sixteen of the most promising modern male artists (Gilman insisted that women were excluded). Gore came to Letchworth in August and November 1912, staying in Harold Gilman's recently-built house, 100, Wilbury Road. He painted a series of paintings of the new town which, with their intensely bright colours, and stylised forms are now seen as the most radical works of his career.
Gore moved to Richmond in the late summer of 1913 and completed thirty-two paintings of Richmond Park and surrounding streets. He caught pneumonia and died on 25 March 1914.