Michael S. Moore Biography

Michael S. Moore




Michael S. Moore was born in Los Angeles, California in 1942. He began studying art at Stanford University in 1960, receiving a B.F.A. in 1964. He went on to continue studying painting between 1964 and 1965 at Yale University, New Haven, CT. while enrolled in the Graduate School of Art and Architecture. Between 1968 and 1960 he taught at Yale as a Visiting Artist.

Moore returned to California, where he began doing some printmaking. He notes on his website: "Ted Claire and I formed Cactus Patch Press in 1972 to print my Pyramid Lake drawings actual size [20x26”] in a silkscreen edition of fifty, twenty-five as boxed sets, eight images in each, thus beginning a brief foray into printmaking.

I followed that with a series of drawings of abandoned cars from drawn from photographs, a dozen of which we printed, in 1973, in an edition of thirty-nine, with again about half the edition in boxes, then did a similar edition of Abandoned Buildings drawn using slides. For the next couple of years we collaborated on small to tiny editions using individual images from my desert explorations, some hand-colored, but by the late seventies this manifestation of my work had ended, though the evidence, for the most part, remains."

Michael S. Moore continues to exhibit throughout the U.S. His work and exhbitions chronology can be found on his website at: http://www.mikesmooreptgs.com/welcome.html