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Chinese Children
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: East Ayrshire Council

Chinese Children 1930

Eleanor Allen Moore (1885–1955)

East Ayrshire Council

Painter in oil and watercolour of figure studies, landscapes and townscapes, born at Glenwherry, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, into a family of Presbyterian ministers, her family moving to Scotland in 1888. After governesses and a short time at Kilmarnock Academy, from 1902–7 she studied at Glasgow School of Art, under Fra Newbery, Jean Delville and Paul Artot. In 1908 Moore won the McGlashan Prize at Glasgow of Art Club show. She was a Voluntary Aid Detachment nurse at Craigleith Military Hospital, Edinburgh, in World War I, then continued to exhibit, including Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, RSA and Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. In 1922, married Dr Robert Cecil Robertson, later also a painter, who from 1925 accepted a public health appointment in Shanghai.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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