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American, Born 1941

John Moore began his career as a draftsman and technical illustrator with McDonnell-Douglas. After deciding that he wanted to pursue a career in fine art, he enrolled at Washington University in St. Louis, where he completed a BA in 1966. From 1966-1968, he worked on his MFA at Yale University while also working part-time as a graphic designer for the New Haven Redevelopment Agency. He went on to teach at the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia, where he was Chair of the Department of Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture until 1980. During the 1980s, he taught at the University of California at Berkeley, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Drawing in Maine, and Boston University.

Moore, a member of a generation of painters who revitalized realism through such variations as super realism and photorealism, painted realist still life and interior scenes that included ordinary objects from American daily life. His awards include the 1973 Childe Hassam Award, the 1996 Academy Award in Art from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, grants from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1966, 1982, and 1991, and a 1966 grant from the National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities. His work is held in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Still Life with Orange Bowl

Still Life with Orange Bowl 1980
Master printer - Dan Gualdoni
Paper unknown
22 1/4"h x 29"w
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