Alan Fears in private collections
On Artland Alan Fears' works can be found in the collection of Eirik Stensrud and Roland Ofstad, who for instance also has works by other artists including Thomas Flechtner, Paul Cupido, and Choi Jun Kun.
Historical Context of United Kingdom
Britain has been an essential hub for artistic production for centuries. While it accumulated considerable wealth from colonisation and the rise of its Empire, it was also exposed to the cultural supremacy of other countries and continents. Throughout the modern era, Britain had been significantly eclipsed by the importance of its European neighbours on one side, and of the United States on the other. But in the late nineteenth century, Britain became an important centre in the development of the avant-garde. This includes the Arts and Crafts Movement, a cutting-edge movement setting the tone for artist-led organisations, associations and organisational co-operative types that would later develop into a template of sorts for bohemian artists movements of the Twentieth Century. Major artistic movements in British modernism include for example Vorticism, comprised of artists associated with the Bloomsbury group. Some significant British artists of the modern and contemporary era include Stanley Spencer, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Leon Kossoff, Frank Auerbach, David Hockney, Bridget Riley, Paula Rego - and in more recent years the YBA generation led by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Chris Ofili and others.