Still LifeOil on canvas
12 by 16 in. W/frame 16 by 20 in.
Inventory Number: Art C229
Born in 1853, he was the son of still-life artist George Clare. The Clare family members were Victorian artists who specialized in still life and flower paintings.
Oliver lived in Birmingham during most of his artistic life and while his artistic training is unknown, it is assumed that he was schooled to an extent by his father, since their stippling techniques and subject matter are almost identical.
In Birmingham he was commissioned by a local health firm "Health Food Stores" to paint still-lives to be reproduced on postcards and posters.
Royal Society of Artists - Birmingham (18 works)
Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Art
Walker Art Gallery - Liverpool (3 works)
Manchester City Art Gallery (6 works)
Royal College of Art
Here are a number of reference books for Oliver Clare (British 1853-1927)
1. Royal Society of British Artists 1824-1893 and The New English Art
Club 1888-1917 - Antique Collectors Club, 1975 - 1984 & 1987 - 617 pages
2. Dictionary of British Art Volume IV - Victorian Painters 1. The Text
- & 2. Historical Survey & Plates - Antique Collectors Club - 1995
3. E. Benezit Volume 3 1999
4. The Dictionary of British Artists 1880-1940 - Antique Collectors Club
5. Dictionary of British Artists working 1900 - 1950 - Grant M. Waters,
Eastbourbe Fine Art – 1975