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Francis Spear (1902-1979)

Francis Howard Spear was born on 22nd December 1902 in South Norwood, south London.He attended the LCC School of Arts and Crafts (which became the Central School of Arts and Design), he successfully passed Parts 1 and 2 of the Board of Education's Examination in Industrial Design, specialising in stained glass in 1923.While studying at the Central School in 1922, he became pupil-assistant to Martin Travers, the leading English practitioner of stained glass.Spear won a National Scholarship to the Royal College of Art in 1923, with a chosen specialism stained glass.Francis Spear is an important, though not now well-know, figure in twentieth century English stained glass. His working career covers 50 years, from 1922 when he began working with Martin Travers, to 1972, when he ceased teaching at Reigate School of Art. Spear taught John Piper lithography.During his career, he designed some notable windows, and a short list would include his

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Horse Race, 1934
Francis Spear
Horse Race, 1934  For sale
£1800
Horse Race II, 1934
Francis Spear
Horse Race II, 1934  For sale
£1900
Abstract floral forms, circa 1960
Francis Spear
Abstract floral forms, circa 1960  For sale
£285
James Fitton, 1925, 5/12
Francis Spear
James Fitton, 1925, 5/12  For sale
£650
Man and woman playing croquet
Francis Spear
Man and woman playing croquet  For sale
£900
Stream and Haystacks, 1933
Francis Spear
Stream and Haystacks, 1933  For sale
£575
St George and the Dragon, circa 1942
Francis Spear
St George and the Dragon, circa 1942  For sale
£350
Saint George; design for stain glass...
Francis Spear
Saint George; design for stain glass...  For sale
£300
Man in hat, 1926
Francis Spear
Man in hat, 1926  For sale
£775
The Kings Lesson by William Morris
Francis Spear
The Kings Lesson by William Morris  For sale
£1000
Hats, early 1920
Francis Spear
Hats, early 1920  For sale
£225
Brook farm, 1924
Francis Spear
Brook farm, 1924  For sale
£425
St Nicholas & St Peter
Francis Spear
St Nicholas & St Peter  For sale
£575
Christ the saviour
Francis Spear
Christ the saviour  For sale
£500
Girl with eyes shut, 1925
Francis Spear
Girl with eyes shut, 1925  For sale
£525
 Girl with Eye's Shut 1925
Francis Spear
Girl with Eye's Shut 1925  For sale
£525
Self-portrait in a Large Brimmed...
Francis Spear
Self-portrait in a Large Brimmed...  For sale
£1200
Design for glass stained window
Francis Spear
Design for glass stained window  For sale
£800
For the further glory of God's House
Francis Spear
For the further glory of God's House  For sale
£1100
Martyr Soldier, 1941
Francis Spear
Martyr Soldier, 1941  For sale
£2750
St Mathew, St Mark, St Luke St. John
Francis Spear
St Mathew, St Mark, St Luke St. John  For sale
£850
Design for Stained Glass Window, 1932
Francis Spear
Design for Stained Glass Window, 1932  For sale
£3750
RCA Sketch 'The Little Manor Farm'
Francis Spear
RCA Sketch 'The Little Manor Farm'  For sale
£1100
Stream and Haystacks, 1933
Francis Spear
Stream and Haystacks, 1933  For sale
£675
Stream and Haystacks
Francis Spear
Stream and Haystacks  For sale
(£675   £260)
Saint Michael Killing Satan
Francis Spear
Saint Michael Killing Satan  For sale 
St. George and the Dragon, 1941
Francis Spear
St. George and the Dragon, 1941  For sale 
Christ Derided, Nov 1942
Francis Spear
Christ Derided, Nov 1942  For sale 
The Artist's Boots, 1932
Francis Spear
The Artist's Boots, 1932  For sale 
Discarded shoes, circa 1925
Francis Spear
Discarded shoes, circa 1925  For sale 
Woman scrubbing doorstep, 1924
Francis Spear
Woman scrubbing doorstep, 1924  For sale 
The Parable of the Sower, circa 1942
Francis Spear
The Parable of the Sower, circa 1942  Sold 
The Kings Lesson by William Morris
Francis Spear
The Kings Lesson by William Morris  Sold 
Still life with fruit and hand...
Francis Spear
Still life with fruit and hand...  Sold 
Saint Francis. circa 1940
Francis Spear
Saint Francis. circa 1940  Sold 
Design for Stained Glass Panel
Francis Spear
Design for Stained Glass Panel "The...  Sold 
Cottage viewed through garden gate
Francis Spear
Cottage viewed through garden gate  Sold 
Still life with plaster maquette of...
Francis Spear
Still life with plaster maquette of...  Sold 
Still life with fruit and paint box
Francis Spear
Still life with fruit and paint box  Sold 
The artist's Mother sewing
Francis Spear
The artist's Mother sewing  Sold 
Self Portrait
Francis Spear
Self Portrait  Sold 
From Reculver Towers
Francis Spear
From Reculver Towers  Sold 
Reculver
Francis Spear
Reculver  Sold