John B Lear

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Born in 1910, John Lear is a listed Pennsylvania born artist and teacher, whose works are in the permanent collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and several other museums.

He trained at the Chestnut Hill Academy and studied illustration under Thornton Oakley at the Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Arts. He is particularly known for his portrayal of the male figure.

He taught illustration art at Rosemont College, the Hussian School of Art, and at the Philadelphia School of Art. He also worked in watercolor, drawing and oils. He worked up until the year of his death, and was a member of the American Watercolor Society, the Philadelphia Art Alliance, and the Philadelphia Watercolor Club. He died in 2008.



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Reclining Nude - SOLD

Flag Man - SOLD

Male Figure With Architectural Items Holding Ribbon - SOLD

Airborne - SOLD

Frontal View Of A Young Man Leaning On A Chair - SOLD

Frontal View Of A Male Figure - SOLD

Front View of A Male - SOLD

Apples Or Oranges - SOLD

Within Reach - SOLD

Trapeze Artist - Full Frontal View - SOLD

Torso Of A Young Male - SOLD

Circus Revisited - SOLD

Three Quarter Frontal View - Man With Ball - SOLD

Centurion Figure - SOLD

Man On A Tree Limb - SOLD

The Pharmacist at the Kimmel Center - SOLD

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