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John Moore received his BFA from Washington University in St. Louis, and his MFA from Yale. His work is represented by Hirschl & Adler Modern in New York. He has had over 30 solo exhibitions since 1970, and his work is in public collections of the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and many others. A monograph, Inventing Reality: The Paintings of Johnn Moore was published by Hudson Hills Press in 1997. His awards include the Academy Award in Art of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, National Endowment for the Arts, and Childe Hassam Award. John Moore has taught at the University of California, Berkeley, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and chaired at the Tyler School of Art , was Head of the Graduate Painting Program at Boston University, and is currently Gutman Professor of Fine Arts and Chair of the Department of Fine Arts of PennDesign, at the University of Pennsylvania.
Inventing Reality: The Paintings of John Moore (Hardcover)
by Therese Dolan (Author)
From Publishers Weekly
In still lifes that include molded plastic chairs, television sets, Kleenex boxes and other mundane objects, and cityscapes depicting decaying factory buildings, row houses on drab city streets and dreary industrial suburbs, Moore portrays elements of contemporary America not often celebrated in art. In this perceptive monograph, Dolan, associate professor of art at Temple University, shows how Moore draws on the tradition of American realistic painters such as Edward Hopper, Charles Sheeler and Charles Demuth to ennoble the prosaic. At the same time, she places him in the mainstream of contemporary art, demonstrating that his version of new realism?based on the geometry of walls, rooftops, fire escapes, windows, water towers, smokestacks and similar unglamorous aspects of the urban landscape?is related to modernist abstraction as well as to representational styles of the past. Her penetrating analysis of Moore's paintings makes them meaningful even to those who equate realistic landscape painting with picture-postcard prettiness. The book is amply illustrated with excellent color reproductions.
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A monograph on the American realist painter John Moore. Dolan examines Moore's development from his large paintings of household objects on tables in the 1960s and '70s to his later work, which was inspired by his growing preoccupation with technology. Technically dazzling selections of still lifes, city, suburban and industrial scenes.
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