BENSON BOND MOORE (American, 1882 - 1974)

Benson Bond Moore (1882-1974) of Washington, D.C. and Sarasota, Florida, was a printmaker, landscape painter, art teacher, and picture restorer. Benson Bond Moore was born on August 13, 1882 in Washington, D.C., the first child of Caroline and John Benson Moore. From an early age, Moore assisted his father in his picture restoring business. In 1902, he was employed by the Maurice Joyce Photo-Engraving Co., and soon afterwards produced a series of technical drawings for Alexander Graham Bell. Moore studied at the Corcoran School of Art, and, in 1914, he joined The Ramblers (later the Washington Landscape Club), a group of artists who went on painting and drawing expeditions in the environs of Washington, D.C. Moore taught etching at the private Hill School of Art and was an active member of many regional art associations. He was also a founding member of the Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers Society. Following the death of his wife Florence (Flossie) in the early 1950s, Moore moved to Sarasota, Florida. Benson Bond Moore died on October 30, 1974 in Sarasota, Florida. During his very active artistic career, Moore traveled extensively throughout the Southeastern United States and rendered many paintings including subject-matter from Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia, Florida, South Carolina, et al.

Studied 
Framing & restoration with his father, John Benson Moore
Linthicum Institute 
Corcoran School of Art (with Edmund Messer and Max Weyl)

Member
Washington Landscape Club
Society of Washington Artists
Washington Watercolor Club
American Artists professional League
Southern States Art League
Baltimore Watercolor Club
New Haven Paint and Clay Club
Washington Society of Etchers
Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts
Mississippi Art Association 

Work
National Museum of American Art
Washington County Museum of Fine Art
Washington D.C. Historical Society
George Washington University 
Cosmos Club
National Museum of American History
Library of Congress
The White House, Washington D.C
Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris
New York Public Library
University of Georgia 
Smithsonian Institute 
Houston Museum of Fine Art
Philadelphia Art Alliance
Washington Art Club
Los Angeles Museum 

Exhibited
Society of Independent Artists, 1919
Society of Washington Artists, frequently (prize, 1935) 
Lowdermilk’s, Washington, DC, 1924
Venable’s Gallery, Washington, 1924
Corcoran Gallery Biennial, 1928
Greater Washington Independent Exhibition, 1935
Women’s City Club, Washington, 1940
Washington Watercolor Club
Washington Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers
(and many others)

References
Mallett (ed.), Index of Artists: International-Biographical 
Opitz, Dictionary of American Artists
Cosentino, The Capital Image:  Painters in Wash.1800-1915 
Gerdts, American Impressionism
Falk (ed.), Who Was Who in American Art , 1898-1947
Gerdts, Art Across America
Strass, A Seasonal View: The Landscapes of Benson Moore
(and numerous other important references)