Benson Bond Moore papers, 1902-1995

Moore, Benson Bond, b. 1882 d. 1974
Printmaker, Draftsman (artist), Landscape painter, Restorer
Active in Washington, D.C.; Sarasota, Fla.

Collection size: 5.7 linear ft.

Collection Summary: The papers of printmaker and landscape painter Benson Bond Moore date from 1902 to 1995 and measure 5.7 linear feet. Found within the papers are biographical material, letters, scattered personal business records, notes and writings, twelve scrapbooks, printed material, and photographs. The papers also contain extensive artwork in the form of drawings and sketches, etchings, lithographs, and a few oil paintings.

Biographical/Historical Note: Benson Bond Moore (1882-1974) was a printmaker, landscape painter, art teacher, and restorer who lived in Washington, D.C. and Sarasota, Fla.

The Benson Bond Moore papers were donated by Barbara Nikla and John J. Lyons in 1996, as representatives of the estate of the artist's sister-in-law, Mary Jane Moore. Additional material was donated 1997 from the estate by other relatives, Martha Sigmon and her sister Georgia King.

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