Gerald Edward Moira
British, 1867 - 1959
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Painter in oil and watercolour of landscapes and figure subjects; mural decorator. Born on 26th January 1867 in London of Portuguese parents. Studied at the RA Schools from 1887-89 and in Paris. Exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1891. Elected N.P.S. 1911, A.R.W.S. 1917, R.W.A. 1919, R.W.S. 1932, P.R.O.I. 1945, and V.P.R.W.S. 1953. Principal of Edinburgh College of Art from 1924-32. Represented in several public collections. Lived in Northwood, Middlesex, where he died on 2nd August 1959.
N.P.S.: National Portrait Society
A.R.W.S.: Associate of the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolour
R.W.S.: Royal Society of Painters in Watercolour
P.R.O.I.: President of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters
V.P.R.W.S.: Vice-President of the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolour
Biographical source: Grant M. Waters, 'Dictionary of British Artists Working 1900-1950'.
For further details about Gerald Moira's art and career, look for a copy of the out-of-print book The Art of Gerald Moira by Harold Watkins, published in 1922.
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