(1759–98). English sculptor. After training in London at the RA Schools he won a grant to study in Rome for three years, remaining there from 1785 for the rest of his short life. He worked in a severe neoclassical style, specializing in marble low reliefs with a linear quality reminiscent of the drawings and engravings of Flaxman and Fuseli. His relief The Judgement of Jupiter (1786; Los Angeles, County Mus.) has been described as one of the outstanding pieces of English Neoclassical sculpture. Deare is said to have died as the result of sleeping on a block of marble to gain inspiration.
From The Oxford Companion to Western Art in Oxford Reference.