© the artist's estate. Photo credit: McLean Museum and Art Gallery – Inverclyde Council
George Telfer Bear (1876–1973)
McLean Museum and Art Gallery – Inverclyde Council
Artist in oil and pastel, born in Greenock, Renfrewshire. He studied at Glasgow School of Art under Fra Newbery and James Dunlop, then lived for a time in Canada. After marrying in 1906, returned to Scotland in the early 1920s, where he was associated with the Colourists. Exhibited extensively at Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, also RSA, in London, the provinces and in Paris. Glasgow Museum and Art Galleries, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and other galleries hold his work. Lived at Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire, then in Edinburgh.
Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)