Sunset, Letchworth, with man and dog

Spencer GORE: artist

Not On Display

About the work

Spencer Gore was one of the most important English artists working before the First World War. As the inaugural president of the Camden Town Group, Gore was entirely committed to the Group’s dedication to advancing the cause of modernism in England. In his paintings Gore reduced the shapes of nature to basic geometric forms, coupled with the use of flat, decorative colour. Here, a sense of the space of the picture continuing horizontally outside the frame is reinforced by the forward momentum of the walking figures of the man and dog, who have just appeared from the right and in a few more moments will depart the scene. (August 2018)
Sunset, Letchworth, with man and dog
Artist/Maker and role
Spencer GORE: artist
oil on canvas
51.0 x 61.3 cm
70.5 x 79.5 cm [frame]
Production place
Letchworth, England
Credit line
Purchased 2015
The State Art Collection, The Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession number

This is one of the paintings in our collection.