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Herbert Mears
"Two Figures Unmasked" Abstract Impressionist Figurative Painting

1960

$10,500

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Abstract impressionist painting of two unmasked figures by Texas artist, Herbert Mears. Signed by the artist in the bottom right corner and is currently displayed in a gold frame with a white matte. Dimensions Without Frame: H 60 in. x W 36 in. Artist Biography: Born in New York City in 1923, Herb Mears was interested in art from a young age. He studied under Fernand Leger in Paris and went on to paint and study in various studios in France and Italy before his arrival in Houston in 1951. With colleague David Adickes, whom he had met in Paris, Mears decided to open an art school. Their Studio of Contemporary Arts finally settled in an old building on Main Street with Mears and Adickes hoping to give classes to potential students. However money was tight and Mears found himself as a draftsman for Houston Lighting and Power Company, a job he excelled at and enjoyed. Later, Mears was involved in the Contemporary Arts Association, frequently making trips to ensure security in addition to enjoying the art scene the Association provided. From the CAA to the Art League of Houston and the Museum of Fine Arts, Mears began to gain recognition. An abstract, or non-objective piece as he called it, won a prize at a competition held by the Museum of Fine Arts, earning him a teaching position at the Museum School. Mears also taught at the Contemporary Arts Museum, University of Houston, and Rice University. Mears passed away in 1999.

Details

  • Creator
    Herbert Mears (1923 - 1999, American)
  • Creation Year
    1960
  • Dimensions
    Height: 69 in (175.26 cm)Width: 45 in (114.3 cm)Depth: 2.5 in (6.35 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Houston, TX
  • Reference Number
    Seller: CCA2021.0401.25611stDibs: LU55138142192

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About the Artist

Herbert Mears

Born in New York City in 1923, Herb Mears was interested in art from a young age. He studied under Fernand Leger in Paris and went on to paint and study in various studios in France and Italy before his arrival in Houston in 1951. With colleague David Adickes, whom he had met in Paris, Mears decided to open an art school. Their Studio of Contemporary Arts finally settled in an old building on Main Street with Mears and Adickes hoping to give classes to potential students. However, money was tight and Mears found himself working as a draftsman for Houston Lighting & Power Company, a job he excelled at and enjoyed. Later, Mears was involved in the Contemporary Arts Association, frequently making trips to ensure security in addition to enjoying the art scene that the Association provided. From the CAA to the Art League of Houston and the Museum of Fine Arts, Mears began to gain recognition. An abstract, or "non-objective piece" as he called it, won a prize at a competition held by the Museum of Fine Arts, earning him a teaching position at the Museum School. Mears also taught at the Contemporary Arts Museum, University of Houston and Rice University. He passed away in 1999.

(Biography provided by Reeves Antiques)
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