Frederick Gore

1913-2009

Frederick Gore was born in 1913, and went on to study painting at the Ruskin School whilst undertaking a degree in Classics at Oxford University. He subsequently went on to complete his studies at Westminster art School and the Slade. After leaving the Slade, Frederick Gore began to hone the distinctive style from which he is now best known. He was made an associate of the Royal Academy in 1964, and in 1973 Frederick was elected a full member of the Royal Academy. The artist also sat as Chairman of the Royal Academy’s Exhibition Committee from 1976 until 1987.During World War II, Gore was camouflage officer for the south-east and helped prepare the troops for the D- Day invasion. In 1946, he began teaching at St Martins School of Art, where he was Head of Painting from 1951 until 1979. In 1961 Frederick Gore was appointed Vice-Principal of Saint Martin's until he retired from the post in 1979.His students and colleagues there included many of the most accomplished artists of the twentieth century who continue to acknowledge the encouragement they received from Gore. Summer months for many years were spent painting outside on the Greek islands. Then during the 1960s, the rich hinterland of Majorca, followed by the brilliantly-lit landscapes of Provence.