John Moore

Artist and printmaker of natural history subjects; weaver, knitter and maker of spinning wheels. Son of Francis Edward Moore & Sophia Augusta (née Lysaght). Born and raised in Hawera; moved with his mother to Wellington, then to Havelock North. In Wellington studied with D K Richmond and H L Richardson. Studied in Europe, attending Goldsmiths College, London School of Art, and the British Academy in Rome 1923-1927. Bought a house ("Arisaig") in York Bay 1937, but did not move from Havelock North to live there until 1947. He lived there with his sister Evelyn (b 1892). Exhibited at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts 1927-1967, and at many New Zealand galleries. Exhibited in London, before World War II. Two of his works were purchased by the National Art Gallery (N Z) 1954. A large collection of his work was bequeathed to the Alexander Turnbull Library by his niece, Josephine Forbes
- (accessed 10/11/2022)
b.1897, d.1965


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