Oliver Clare

Fellows’ Antiques & Collectables auction is notable for its strong selection of artworks, with several pieces of local and national interest. Springhill born artist Oliver Clare (1853-1927) is amongst one of these artists, with one of his pieces going up in our upcoming auction as Lot 371. His work displays the painstaking attention to detail that earned the painter an impressive exhibition history and representation across a variety of international public collections.

While Clare’s work now resides in the archives of institutions as far flung as Alabama, USA, it was Birmingham where his career was forged. After producing fruit still lives for local grocers Pitman Health Food Co, Clare was invited to exhibit eighteen paintings at the Royal Society of Birmingham Artists, now located just around the corner from Fellows’ Jewellery Quarter head office.

Clare’s popularity was not limited to his lifetime. After antiques and art dealer Eric Jones began to collect and deal in Oliver Clare paintings in the 1960s, the artist’s work experienced renewed contemporary interest. Indeed, to date Fellows has sold forty one of his pieces at auction, and eagerly anticipate the interest these five lots are sure to generate.

Oliver Clare at auction

Oliver Clare

Lot 37114/06/2023

Oliver Clare (1852-1927), an oil painting on board.

Estimate £400 – £600

Lot 279 – 15/03/2022

Oliver Clare (1852-1927), an oil painting on canvas still life study.

Price Realised:  £446.60

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Lot 280 – 15/03/2022

Oliver Clare (1852-1927), an oil painting on canvas still life study.

Price Realised:  £548.68

Lot 281 – 15/03/2022

Oliver Clare (1858-1927), an oil painting on canvas still life study.

Price Realised:  £548.68

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Orla Taylor-Davies | BA (Hons)

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