Frank Moore

Frank Moore
Date of birth
24 Nov 1877
Place of birth
Date of death
05 Mar 1967
Place of death
Carmel/California/United States of America
Frank Montague Moore (1877–1967) was a painter and the first director of the Honolulu Museum of Art. He was born November 24, 1877 in Taunton, England, and studied at the Liverpool Art School and the Royal Institute. He immigrated to the United States and took additional painting lessons from Henry Ward Ranger. In 1910, he moved from New York City to Hawaii, where he worked as a purchasing agent for Hawaii Plantations. He became the first director of the Honolulu Museum of Art in 1924, but resigned in 1927, shortly before the museum opened. In 1928, he left Hawaii for California, where he painted 41 murals collectively known as the Picture Bridge for the Huntington Hotel in Pasadena and many easel paintings of California landscapes. Moore died in Carmel, California on March 5, 1967.