'Fueling the King'
Service in the United States Navy for five years in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans as a line officer, later as a chaplain (all of it on destroyers) has given Richard Moore a love and feeling for the sea in all of its mood. Mr. Moore has a particular interest in bringing historic ships to life. His painting blends meticulous attention to detail with the romantic feeling for ships and sea reminiscent of the great marine painters of the past. His work is in watercolor and oil.
Graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in history, and from Princeton Theological Seminary with a degree in Theology.
Charter member of the prestigious American Society of Marine Artists, with participation in national juried exhibitions and service on the board of directors. Invited by the Society in 1995 to do a watercolor demonstration for their annual meeting. He currently serves as president of the Society.
Cover artist for Greenwich Workshop Gallery's marine exhibition "Of Ships and the Sea '85."
Provided thirty ship design sketches for the Franklin Mint to be used in the production of miniature ingots.
Paintings of the MOSHULU, the U.S.S. BECUNA, the GAZELA of Philadelphia, the U.S.S. ST. LO, the U.S.S. GAMBIER BAY, and the U.S.S. PLUNKETT are the official portraits of these ships. His painting of the U.S.S. GEORGE WASHINGTON was presented to the ship on commissioning by the Gambier Bay Association, and hangs in the officers' lounge of that ship.
Originals of his paintings hang in the Franklin D. Roosevelt Museum in Hyde Park, N.Y., the National Museum of Naval Aviation in Pensacola, Florida, the Philadelphia Maritime Museum, the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington, and in many private and corporate collections in this country and abroad.
Paintings have been reproduced by Huntington Alloys, U.S. Naval Institute, MPB Corporation, Matson Navigation Company, the Moshulu Maritime Exhibit, the Ship Preservation Guild of Philadelphia, and by several organizations of survivors of Navy Ships.
Participation in a number of national exhibitions of marine art, including a solo exhibition sponsored by the Philadelphia Maritime Museum, and a solo exhibition in the United States Navy Memorial on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. in 1996.
Chosen to paint the official OpSail 2000 poster for the Philadelphia celebration of that event.
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