9211

ARTIST

Spear, Francis

1902 – 1979

Francis Howard Spear was born on 22nd December 1902 in South Norwood, south London.

He attended the LCC School of Arts and Crafts (which became the Central School of Arts and Design), he successfully passed Parts 1 and 2 of the Board of Education’s Examination in Industrial Design, specialising in stained glass in 1923.
While studying at the Central School in 1922, he became pupil-assistant to Martin Travers, the leading English practitioner of stained glass.

Spear won a National Scholarship to the Royal College of Art in 1923, with a chosen specialism stained glass.

Francis Spear is an important, though not now well-know, figure in twentieth century English stained glass. His working career covers 50 years, from 1922 when he began working with Martin Travers, to 1972, when he ceased teaching at Reigate School of Art. Spear taught John Piper lithography.

During his career, he designed some notable windows, and a short list would include his earliest window, at Warwick School (1925), St. Olave’s in the City (1929), Snaith (1936), Beckenham (1948), Canterbury (1949), Glasgow Cathedral (1951, 1953, 1958), Highbury (1955), Westgate (1960) and Penarth (1962).

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9211

ARTIST

Spear, Francis

1902 – 1979

Francis Howard Spear was born on 22nd December 1902 in South Norwood, south London.

He attended the LCC School of Arts and Crafts (which became the Central School of Arts and Design), he successfully passed Parts 1 and 2 of the Board of Education’s Examination in Industrial Design, specialising in stained glass in 1923.
While studying at the Central School in 1922, he became pupil-assistant to Martin Travers, the leading English practitioner of stained glass.

Spear won a National Scholarship to the Royal College of Art in 1923, with a chosen specialism stained glass.

Francis Spear is an important, though not now well-know, figure in twentieth century English stained glass. His working career covers 50 years, from 1922 when he began working with Martin Travers, to 1972, when he ceased teaching at Reigate School of Art. Spear taught John Piper lithography.

During his career, he designed some notable windows, and a short list would include his earliest window, at Warwick School (1925), St. Olave’s in the City (1929), Snaith (1936), Beckenham (1948), Canterbury (1949), Glasgow Cathedral (1951, 1953, 1958), Highbury (1955), Westgate (1960) and Penarth (1962).

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ARTWORK FOR SALE

SKU: 11425

Francis Spear (1902 - 1979)

Stream and Haystacks, 1933

£675.00

SKU: 9209

Francis Spear (1902 - 1979)

Abstract floral forms, circa 1960

£385.00

SKU: 9210

Francis Spear (1902 - 1979)

Horse Race II, 1934

£1,900.00

SKU: 9211

Francis Spear (1902 - 1979)

Horse Race, 1934

£1,800.00

SKU: 8956

Francis Spear (1902 - 1979)

Man and woman playing croquet

£900.00

SKU: 8934

Francis Spear (1902 - 1979)

Stream and Haystacks, 1933

£675.00

SKU: 8517

Francis Spear (1902 - 1979)

Saint George; design for stain glass window

£500.00

SKU: 8501

Francis Spear (1902 - 1979)

Armchair, circa 1930

£1,100.00

SKU: 8444

Francis Spear (1902 - 1979)

The Kings Lesson by William Morris, June 15th 1919

£1,500.00

SKU: 8445

Francis Spear (1902 - 1979)

Part Two of A King’s Lesson by William Morris, 23rd June 1919

£1,500.00

SKU: 8442

Francis Spear (1902 - 1979)

The Kings Lesson by William Morris, part 1, april 26 1919

£2,000.00

SKU: 8032

Francis Spear (1902 - 1979)

Brook farm, 1924

£425.00

SKU: 8033

Francis Spear (1902 - 1979)

Self portrait, the artist observing himself in an oval mirror, circa 1925

£475.00

SKU: 8034

Francis Spear (1902 - 1979)

Hats, early 1920

£225.00

SKU: 7935

Francis Spear (1902 - 1979)

Christ the saviour

£600.00

SKU: 7936

Francis Spear (1902 - 1979)

St Nicholas & St Peter, Patron of Children

£775.00

SKU: 7913

Francis Spear (1902 - 1979)

Girl with Eye’s Shut 1925

£525.00

SKU: 7915

Francis Spear (1902 - 1979)

Girl with Eye’s Shut 1925

£400.00

SKU: 7063

Francis Spear (1902 - 1979)

Design for glass stained window, early 1940’s

£800.00

SKU: 7056

Francis Spear (1902 - 1979)

Martyr Soldier, 1941

£4,750.00

SKU: 7057

Francis Spear (1902 - 1979)

St. George and the Dragon, 1941

£6,750.00

SKU: 7059

Francis Spear (1902 - 1979)

For the further glory of God’s House, circa 1940

£1,100.00

SKU: 7053

Francis Spear (1902 - 1979)

St Mathew, St Mark, St Luke St. John

£850.00

SKU: 7054

Francis Spear (1902 - 1979)

Christ Derided, Nov 1942

£5,750.00

SKU: 6334

Francis Spear (1902 - 1979)

The artist’s wife knitting, c 1929

£1,675.00

SKU: 5788

Francis Spear (1902 - 1979)

The Artist’s Boots, 1932

£1,850.00

SKU: 5758

Francis Spear (1902 - 1979)

Discarded shoes, circa 1925

£475.00

SKU: 5750

Francis Spear (1902 - 1979)

Stream and Haystacks, 1933

£775.00

ARCHIVED WORKS

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SKU: 8518

Francis Spear (1902 - 1979)

St George and the Dragon, circa 1942
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SKU: 8516

Francis Spear (1902 - 1979)

The Parable of the Sower, circa 1942
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SKU: 8440

Francis Spear (1902 - 1979)

The Kings Lesson by William Morris, 1919
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SKU: 8035

Francis Spear (1902 - 1979)

Sleeping Cairn Terrier
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SKU: 7934

Francis Spear (1902 - 1979)

Design for Stained Glass Panel “The Annuciation”
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SKU: 7726

Francis Spear (1902 - 1979)

Cottage viewed through garden gate, circa 1925
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SKU: 7723

Francis Spear (1902 - 1979)

Fellow student working at an easle, circa 1925
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SKU: 5791

Francis Spear (1902 - 1979)

Self Portrait, mid 1920’s, with portrait of a young woman below
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SKU: 5789

Francis Spear (1902 - 1979)

Reculver
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SKU: 5790

Francis Spear (1902 - 1979)

From Reculver Towers
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SKU: 5761

Francis Spear (1902 - 1979)

RCA Sketch ‘The Little Manor Farm’
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SKU: 5738

Francis Spear (1902 - 1979)

Stream and Haystacks, printed in yellow, 1932