Spencer Gore Mrs Spencer Frederick Gore in the Garden of Rowlandson House 1911


Born 1878
Died 1914
Nationality English
Birth place Epsom
Death place Surrey

Spencer Gore was recognised as a leading figure amongst his contemporaries but his untimely death, aged thirty-five, prevented him from fully developing as an artist. Born in Surrey, Gore studied at the Slade School of Art, London, from 1896-9. In 1904 he travelled to northern France and met Walter Sickert and Lucien Pissarro, who proved important influences - identifiable in Gore’s impressionist technique of this time. However, his style developed more towards Post-Impressionism, inspired by Paul Gauguin and André Derain. Gore was a founder member of the Fitzroy Street Group and was also involved with the formation of the Camden Town Group. He died in 1914 shortly after developing pneumonia.

Glossary terms

Glossary terms

Camden Town Group

Formed in 1911 by Walter Sickert, the members of this short-lived group were influenced by Post-Impressionism. Their main concern was depicting everyday realist scenes often with vibrant colours. It was named after the area of London where Sickert lived and worked.