British, 1841 - 1893
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Moore was born in the city of York, the fourteenth child of a portrait
painter, William Moore. His father taught him to paint as a child but the family moved to
London after his father's death and he finished his education at Kensington Grammar School.
He became a member of the Royal Academy in 1858, travelling to Rome and France in pursuit of
further artistic knowledge and inspiration.
Moore's earliest commissions included designs for fabrics, wallpapers,
tiles, murals and stained glass which were all clearly influenced by Pre-Raphaelite
methods. Whistler admired Moore as a great English artist and they met in 1865. This marked
a transition in Moore's style towards Oriental and classical motifs, associated with the
Aesthetic Movement. In 1884 Moore was elected Associate of the Royal Society of Painters.
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