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The Regional Landscapes of Benson Bond Moore
May 18 at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Studio Antiques is hosting a major exhibition and sale of the local landscapes of Benson Moore, an artist in the Washington area in the first half of the 20th Century. Over seventy paintings and numerous natural history prints from the estate of a private collector will be on display. Examples include views of Washington D.C., Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and North Carolina.
Benson Bond Moore was a painter, etcher and teacher, born in Washington D.C. in 1882. He studied at the Corcoran School of Art and spent most of his life painting landscapes of the Mid-Atlantic region.
“In his youth, the D.C.area suburbs were outlying villages, surrounded by largely undeveloped countryside and criss-crossed with streams. Moore did not have to go very far from downtown Washington to find himself amid woods and fields. He and his artist friends spent many happy hours climbing through underbrush and fording streams, and always sketching in their rambles. Moore’s lifelong love affair with nature is evident in his landscapes and in his many works depicting animal life. He devoted his life to capturing the beauties of the natural world. *
Stephanie A. Strass, “A seasonal view: the Landscapes of Benson Bond Moore”, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown Maryland , September l – October 27, 1996”