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Ruskin Spear

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We can help you to sell Ruskin Spear original paintings with a free valuation. We are interested in purchasing original oil and watercolour paintings  by Ruskin Spear. Clients in the U.K., Europe, USA and worldwide regularly sell Ruskin Spear artwork to us. We offer a discreet, reliable service with swift payment avoiding 50% auction value fees taken between buyer and seller.

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Ruskin Spear [1911-1990] – Biography

Ruskin Spear was born in Hammersmith in 1911 and studied art locally before attending the Royal College of Art in 1930 under Sir William Rothenstein. He went on to teach at the RCA from 1948 to 1975.

Taking influences from Walter Sickert, Camden Town Group and the Euston Road School he produced a body of work often telling a story with elements of humour. He often painted characters in local pubs and sporting events around London. Many UK galleries hold his work including the National Portrait Gallery and Imperial War Museum.

In 1979 he was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire. he died in Hammersmith in 1990.

Member of :

He was a member of the Royal Academy of Arts, Associate of the Royal College of Art and the London Group.


He exhibited at the Royal Academy, London Group, Leicester Galleries, U.S.A., Australia, Scandinavia, Moscow and Leningrad, to name a few.

What did Ruskin Spear paint?

Portraits, Sporting events and figure groups.

How did Ruskin Spear sign his works?

Signs work “Ruskin Spear”

Did Ruskin Spear work in other media?

He mainly worked oil, watercolour, charcoal and pastel.

Did he make prints?

There were a number of Limited edition signed prints including “At the Circus” silkscreen 1989.

Where did he sell?

We see gallery labels and provenance from art galleries and auctioneers which include the Fosse Gallery, Crane Kalman Gallery, Taylor Gallery, Christies, Sotheby’s & Bonhams.

Related artists: Fred Cuming & Edward Seago.

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Ruskin Spear, Portrait of man in a bar.

Original signed oil