[Balloons]. c. 1928. Etching. 8 3/4 x 5 5/8 (sheet 13 7/8 x 9 3/4). Printed on cream laid paper. Slightly toned; otherwise in fine condition. Signed in pencil. $125.
Carton Moore was an animal painter, sculptor, illustrator, etcher, craftsperson, writer, lecturer and teacher. He was born in the Hebrides, Scotland. He studied at the Glasgow School of Art with F. Newbery; Degas and Duran in Paris; Lieberman in Germany. He exhibited at the Glasgow Students Club, 1897; Royal Acadademy, Royal Society of British Artists; Glasgow Institute; Baillie Gallery, London, 1897-1910. He was a member of the Royal British Academy, 1899-1905; IInternational Society of Painters and Etchers; Pastel Soc.; Nat. Soc. Port. Painters, England; Aquarellists, Bruxelles. During the 1890s, he was best known for his illustrations of animals which appeared in Glasgow Weekly Citizen and Saint Mungo. His illustrated books were Alphabet of Animals (1898), Book of Birds, and A Book of Elfin Rhymes. His works of animals were influenced by Japonisme. He lived in Chelsea, London, England but emigrated to New York in 1910, where he illustrated Uncle Remus and other books.
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