|Frank M. Moore |
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"Mission, San Juan Capistrano"
Oil on Canvas Board
22 x 26 inches
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Frank Montague Moore, a painter and muralist, was born in Taunton, England on November 24, 1877. Moore studied at the Liverpool Art School and Royal Institute. He immigrated to America in 1903, where he further studied with Henry Ward Ranger. By 1910, he was an established artist in New York City. He moved to Hawaii that year ,where he worked as a purchasing agent for Hawaii Plantations. He later served as the Director of the Honolulu Academy of Arts. In 1928, he sailed for California. After his arrival, he worked briefly in Pasadena, where he painted the "Picture Bridge"--a series of 41 murals in the Huntington Hotel. After a few months in San Francisco, he settled on the Monterey Peninsula. There he specialized in poetic depictions of the coast and other local scenery. Moore died in Carmel, California on March 5, 1967.
Member: Salmagundi Club; New York Watercolor Club; American Federation of Arts; Pasadena Society of Artists; California Watercolor Society; Carmel Art Association.
Exhibited: Corcoran Gallery of Art; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts; St. Louis Museum; Golden Gate International Exposition, 1939; Santa Cruz, 1944; Society for Sanity in Art, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, 1944 (1st prize and Logan Medal); Carmel Art Association, 1945, 1946; and National Academy of Design.
Works Held: Orange County Museum; USMC Headquaters, San Francisco; Aukland, New Zealand Museum; and Honolulu Academy of Art.
Hughes, Edan M. Artists In California 1786-1940. 3rd ed. Vol. 1. Sacramento: Crocker, Art Museum, 2002. N. pag. 2 vols. Print.