George Clare was a specialist painter of fruit and flowers.
He lived and died in Barnet but spent most of his life living at 173, Bristol Street, Birmingham and working in the Midlands.
He exhibited at the Royal Academy and also exhibited at the British Institution, which was established as a rival to the Royal Academy and was located at Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery in Pall Mall, London, and at the Royal Society of British Artists, Suffolk Street.
He was an imitator of William Henry Hunt's small detailed pictures of fruit, flowers, blossom and birds' nests. He was the patriarch of a prolific family of artists who all painted in comparable styles, his sons being the painters Oliver and Vincent Clare.