Nelson Augustus Moore, American. 1824-1902.
Nelson Augustus Moore was a leading landscape and portrait painter of his day. He was born
August 2, 1824, at Kensington,CT , and studied under Thomas Cummings and Daniel Huntington in NYC.
After studying in NYC, he taught drawing at the New Britain Normal School, 1850 - 1852, and also
had a lucrative photography business. About 1860, he moved to Hartford, opening a daguerreotype
studio with his brother, Roswell.
In 1864, Moore returned to landscape painting, and painted throughout New England, spending more than
twenty summers at Lake George, NY from 1863 to 1888, where he sold many of his paintings and solicited
commissions for completion during the winter months. The last five years of his life were spent painting
at Lake Mohonk, NY. He also kept a studio in NYC in the same building with A. F. Tait, J. B. Bristol,
and the Hart brothers.
Moore's paintings are in the collections of the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT, the Mattatuck Museum,
Waterbury, CT and the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, NY.
Another painting by Nelson Augustus Moore is also available.
Credit: Falk, "Who Was Who in American Art"
On exhibit: "The Grotto"
Signed N. A. Moore, lower left. Oil on Canvas.
Canvas dimensions: 9" x 10".
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