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Guy Arab Bus Street Scene

© the artist's estate. Photo credit: British Motor Industry Heritage Trust

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Charles Gere trained at the Birmingham School of Art under Edward R.Taylor, where he embraced the aesthetics of the Arts and Crafts Movement. He went on to become an illustrator for the Kelmscott Press and designed the frontispiece for William Morris's 'News from Nowhere’ in 1891. In 1904, Gere settled at Painswick near Stroud with his half-sister, the watercolourist, Margaret Gere (1878–1965). It was there that he found his vocation as a landscape artist. Although he mainly painted tranquil Cotswolds scenes, Gere also enjoyed working excursions to Italy and Switzerland. This scene, probably somewhere in the Cotswolds, captures passengers awaiting their local bus service. The bus is a Guy Arab, one of Britain’s staple models of the post-war era.

British Motor Museum



Guy Arab Bus Street Scene




oil on canvas


H 61 x W 76 cm

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Acquisition method

gift, 1983

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British Motor Museum

Banbury Road, Gaydon, Warwickshire CV35 0BJ England

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