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Herbert Mears Art

Herbert Mears (USA, B. 1923–99)

Born in New York City in 1923, Herb Mears was interested in art from a young age. He studied under Fernand Leger in Paris and went on to paint and study in various studios in France and Italy before his arrival in Houston in 1951. With colleague David Adickes, whom he had met in Paris, Mears decided to open an art school. Their Studio of Contemporary Arts finally settled in an old building on Main Street with Mears and Adickes hoping to give classes to potential students. However, money was tight and Mears found himself working as a draftsman for Houston Lighting & Power Company, a job he excelled at and enjoyed. Later, Mears was involved in the Contemporary Arts Association, frequently making trips to ensure security in addition to enjoying the art scene that the Association provided. From the CAA to the Art League of Houston and the Museum of Fine Arts, Mears began to gain recognition. An abstract, or "non-objective piece" as he called it, won a prize at a competition held by the Museum of Fine Arts, earning him a teaching position at the Museum School. Mears also taught at the Contemporary Arts Museum, University of Houston and Rice University. He passed away in 1999.

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"Woman with Birds at St. Mark’s Square" Basilica Venice Landscape Painting
By Herbert Mears
Located in Houston, TX
Abstract painting of "Woman with Birds at St. Marks Square" Basilica in Venice by Texas artist, Herbert Mears. The painting incorporates red/coral and light blue tones. Signed by the...
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1980s Abstract Herbert Mears Art

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Masonite, Oil

"Cathedral with Gatherers" Abstract Impressionist Landscape Figurative Painting
By Herbert Mears
Located in Houston, TX
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1970s Impressionist Herbert Mears Art

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Canvas, Oil

"Night Reflections" Abstract Blue Venice Grand Canal Scene Landscape Painting
By Herbert Mears
Located in Houston, TX
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1990s Abstract Herbert Mears Art

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Oil, Board

"Rio Grande" Colorful Abstract River Valley Nature Landscape Painting
By Herbert Mears
Located in Houston, TX
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1980s Naturalistic Herbert Mears Art

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Canvas, Oil

"Venice" Abstract Blue Toned Grand Canal Scene Landscape Painting
By Herbert Mears
Located in Houston, TX
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1990s Abstract Herbert Mears Art

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Masonite, Oil

"Two Figures Unmasked" Abstract Impressionist Figurative Painting
By Herbert Mears
Located in Houston, TX
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1960s Abstract Impressionist Herbert Mears Art

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Canvas, Oil

"City Cafe" Cubist Post Impressionist Abstract Landscape
By Herbert Mears
Located in Houston, TX
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1970s Post-Impressionist Herbert Mears Art

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Oil

"Cathedral" Warm Tonal Architectural Landscape Edition 5 of 29
By Herbert Mears
Located in Houston, TX
Warm tonal landscape of a cathedral. The work is signed by the artist editioned and titled. It is framed in a black frame with a white matte. Dimensions without Frame: H 8.5 in x W 1...
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1970s Impressionist Herbert Mears Art

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"Country Seat" Impressionist Townscape Edition 106 of 310
By Herbert Mears
Located in Houston, TX
Brightly colored impressionist view of a town with a chapel and other buildings. The work is signed by the artist, titled and given an edition. It is framed in a black frame with a w...
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Modern Abstract Mountain Landscape
By Herbert Mears
Located in Houston, TX
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1960s Abstract Herbert Mears Art

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