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Beveridge Moore, Photograph by George Bailey, c. 1960s. Image courtesy of the James A. Michener Art Museum archives.

"Man and nature are the keynotes of my work. I use my interests in metaphors, dance, mythology, the Bible, and romantic themes. Superimposition enables me to combine two ideas to make one. For instance, the branches of a tree in winter become arms and, finished, I have a 'snow angel'. Atlas holds up the world painted on his body."
-Beveridge Moore

Nationally known painter Beveridge Moore created highly expressive mood pieces. He was often described as a painter of allegorical imagery. Man and nature are the keynotes of his subtle, subdued oils. His paintings superimpose the human figure on landscapes, leaves and flora, and cityscapes, as well as on symbolic elements that are often hidden within the paintings.

Moore described his creative process in the following words: "A pencil sketch is projected on a linen canvas to scale, oil paint applied lightly for changes as idea is felt, leading to clarity and meaning. I paint what I know, feel, remember. I retain early interest in portraiture. The final varnish on my work is homemade Damar varnish."

His work has been the subject of five solo shows at the Bodley Gallery in New York, and is represented in many collections, including those of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Phoenix Art Museum, the New Jersey State Museum, the James A. Michener Art Museum, and Rutgers University.

Beveridge Moore, Photograph by George Bailey, c. 1960s. Image courtesy of the James A. Michener Art Museum archives.

Education & Community

Education and Training:
St. Christopher's School, early training with Theresa Pollak, Richmond, Virginia, 1933
University of Virginia, BA, 1933-1937
Art Students League, New York, New York, 1937-1940

Teachers and Influences:
Teachers: Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Morris Kantor, and William Zorach at the Art Students' League in New York
Influences: William Turner, Pavel Tchelitchew, Odilon Redon


Major Solo Exhibitions:
Bodley Gallery, New York, 1962, 1964, 1967, 1970, 1973
PNC Bank, (New Hope Solebury Bank Building), New Hope, Pennsylvania, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1987
Genest Gallery, Lambertville, New Jersey, 1987
Bargeron Gallery, Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania, 1988
Odette's Art Gallery, New Hope, Pennsylvania, 1988
The Artfull Eye
, Lambertville, New Jersey, 1991
Beveridge Moore: A Retrospective
, James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 1995

Major Group Exhibitions:
University of Virginia Art Museum, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1936-1937
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia, 1953, 1955
Witte Memorial Museum, San Antonio, Texas
Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, Florida, 1964
Philadelphia Art Alliance, 50th Anniversary Exhibition, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1965
Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio, 1967
Bucks County Council on the Arts, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 1981, 1983
Phillips' Mill Annual Art Exhibition, New Hope, Pennsylvania, 1950s, 1960s, 1977, 1985, 1996
Rodman House, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 1985
Doylestown Art League, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 1985
Washington & Jefferson National Painting Show, Washington, Pennsylvania, 1985, 1987, 1989
Howard University, Washington, DC
The Landscape Rediscovered
, James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 1992
Merrill Lynch Gallery, Princeton, New Jersey, 1995

Career continued

Major Collections:
James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, Kansas
Parkersburg Art Center, Parkersburg, West Virginia
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia
Mugar Memorial Library of Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine
Peabody Museum, Nashville, Tennessee
Washington County Museum, Hagerstown, Massachusetts
Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, Florida
Sheldon Swope Art Gallery, Terre Haute, Indiana
Salem College, Salem, West Virginia
University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware
PNC Bank Collection, New Hope, Pennsylvania
The Valentine Museum, Richmond, Virginia
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Fordham University, New York, New York
Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania
University of Virginia Art Museum, Charlottesville, Virginia
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
Georgia Art Museum, Athens, Georgia
New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, New Jersey
Evansville Museum of Art, Evansville, Indiana

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