Miller, John Paul
Moore, John
Morrison, Holly

John Moore (b. 1940)

This painting was painted in memory of William Olander, an acting Director of the Allen Memorial Art Museum in Oberlin who was a friend of the artist. It suggests an abstract form within a seascape. The smoothly painted dark oval shapes, almost human forms, seem as if they are moving across the space resembling a rough sea of contrasting uneven aggressive brush strokes. John Moore was born in Cleveland , worked at General Motors before he focused on his education, receiving his BFA and MFA from Kent State University . He taught at Cuyahoga Community College and in the art history and education department of the Cleveland Museum of Art. He was the assistant curator of that department at the Cleveland Museum of Art, and now resides in New York City . He has received artist fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts. His work has been featured in more than 18 solo exhibitions including the Akron Art Museum , High Museum of Art, Atlanta and the Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art. This painting is featured in the Hahn Loeser Parks annual report of 2000.