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Susan Moore

Reflection

January 2023

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Faccia 1  19.25" x 19.25"  Mixed Media On Canvas

Faccia 1

19.25" x 19.25"

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Faccia 10  19.5" x 15"  Mixed Media On Canvas

Faccia 10

19.5" x 15"

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Faccia 11  19.75" x 20"  Mixed Media On Canvas

Faccia 11

19.75" x 20"

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Faccia 12  19.5" x 14"  Mixed Media On Canvas

Faccia 12

19.5" x 14"

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Faccia 13  19.5" x 16.25"  Mixed Media On Canvas

Faccia 13

19.5" x 16.25"

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Faccia 14  19.25" x 15.5"  Mixed Media On Canvas

Faccia 14

19.25" x 15.5"

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Faccia 15  19.25" x 15.25"  Mixed Media On Canvas

Faccia 15

19.25" x 15.25"

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Faccia 16  19.5" x 17"  Mixed Media On Canvas

Faccia 16

19.5" x 17"

Mixed Media On Canvas

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Faccia 17  19.5" x 16"  Mixed Media On Canvas

Faccia 17

19.5" x 16"

Mixed Media On Canvas

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Faccia 19  19.5" x 16"  Mixed Media On Canvas

Faccia 19

19.5" x 16"

Mixed Media On Canvas

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Faccia 21  19.5" x 16.5"  Mixed Media On Canvas

Faccia 21

19.5" x 16.5"

Mixed Media On Canvas

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Faccia 22  19.5" x 16.5"  Mixed Media On Canvas

Faccia 22

19.5" x 16.5"

Mixed Media On Canvas

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Faccia 25  19.5" x 19.5"  Mixed Media On Canvas

Faccia 25

19.5" x 19.5"

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Faccia 28  20" x 16"  Mixed Media On Canvas

Faccia 28

20" x 16"

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Faccia 33  19.5" x 17.5"  Mixed Media On Canvas

Faccia 33

19.5" x 17.5"

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Faccia 37  19.5" x 15.75"  Mixed Media On Canvas

Faccia 37

19.5" x 15.75"

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Faccia 38  19.25" x 13.5"  Mixed Media On Canvas

Faccia 38

19.25" x 13.5"

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Faccia 42  19.5" x 16"  Mixed Media On Canvas

Faccia 42

19.5" x 16"

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Faccia 43  19.5" x 19.5"  Mixed Media On Canvas

Faccia 43

19.5" x 19.5"

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Faccia 58  11.75" x 8.75"  Mixed Media On Panel

Faccia 58

11.75" x 8.75"

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Faccia 59 Composite  12" x 9"  Mixed Media On Panel

Faccia 59 Composite

12" x 9"

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Faccia 60  11.75" x 8.75"  Mixed Media On Panel

Faccia 60

11.75" x 8.75"

Mixed Media On Panel

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Faccia 64  7.75" x 9.75"  Mixed Media On Panel

Faccia 64 (SOLD)

7.75" x 9.75"

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Faccia 66  5.75" x 7.75"  Mixed Media On Panel

Faccia 66

5.75" x 7.75"

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Faccia 67  5.75" x 7.75"  Mixed Media On Panel

Faccia 67

5.75" x 7.75"

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Faccia 68  7.75" x 5.75"  Oil On Panel

Faccia 68 (HOLD)

7.75" x 5.75"

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Faccia 69  7.75" x 5.75"  Mixed Media On Panel

Faccia 69 (SOLD)

7.75" x 5.75"

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Faccia 72  7.75" x 5.75"  Mixed Media On Panel

Faccia 72 (SOLD)

7.75" x 5.75"

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Faccia 73  7.75" x 5.75"  Mixed Media On Panel

Faccia 73 (HOLD)

7.75" x 5.75"

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Faccia 76  7.75" x 5.75"  Mixed Media On Panel

Faccia 76

7.75" x 5.75"

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Faccia 78  5.75" x 5.75"  Mixed Media On Panel

Faccia 78

5.75" x 5.75"

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Faccia 79  5.75" x 5.75"  Mixed Media On Panel

Faccia 79

5.75" x 5.75"

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Faccia 81  6" x 6"  Mixed Media On Panel

Faccia 81 (SOLD)

6" x 6"

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La Nebbia 6  8" x 8"  Oil On Panel

La Nebbia 6 (SOLD)

8" x 8"

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Likeness 02  8" x 12"  Oil On Panel

Likeness 02

8" x 12"

Oil On Panel

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Man Ray's Muse  24" x 18"  Oil On Canvas

Man Ray's Muse (SOLD)

24" x 18"

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Pregnante 3  30" x 24"  Oil On Canvas

Pregnante 3

30" x 24"

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Profile 20  12" x 12"  Encaustic

Profile 20

12" x 12"

Encaustic

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Ritratto 36  15" x 15"  Mixed Media On Canvas

Ritratto 36

15" x 15"

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Ritratto 45  15.25" x 14"  Mixed Media On Canvas

Ritratto 45 (HOLD)

15.25" x 14"

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Ritratto 46  15.25" x 14.5"  Mixed Media On Canvas

Ritratto 46

15.25" x 14.5"

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Ritratto 85  12" x 12"  Encaustic

Ritratto 85

12" x 12"

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Second Skin: Tree Of Life 114  48" x 46"  Oil On Canvas

Second Skin: Tree Of Life 114

48" x 46"

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Sub Rosa 30  60" x 78"   Oil On Canvas

Sub Rosa 30 (SOLD)

60" x 78" 

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Sub Rosa 31  46.5" x 48"  Oil On Canvas

Sub Rosa 31

46.5" x 48"

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Sub Rosa 110  63" x 51"  Oil On Canvas

Sub Rosa 110

63" x 51"

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Untitled - Man In A White Shirt 7  16" x 12"  Oil On Panel

Untitled - Man In A White Shirt 7 (SOLD)

16" x 12"

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Untitled - Rear Double Portrait 47  20" x 32"  Oil On Canvas

Untitled - Rear Double Portrait 47 (HOLD)

20" x 32"

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Untitled - Rear Double Portrait 48  20" x 32"  Oil On Canvas

Untitled - Rear Double Portrait 48

20" x 32"

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Untitled - Woman With Pink Shirt 8  16" x 12"  Oil On Panel

Untitled - Woman With Pink Shirt 8

16" x 12"

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Untitled - Woman With Rose Shirt 26  16" x 12"  Oil On Panel

Untitled - Woman With Rose Shirt 26 (SOLD)

16" x 12"

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Uomo Romano 9  31" x 29.5"  Oil On Canvas

Uomo Romano 9

31" x 29.5"

Oil On Canvas

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Faccia 1  19.25" x 19.25"  Mixed Media On Canvas

Faccia 1

19.25" x 19.25"

Mixed Media On Canvas

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Faccia 10  19.5" x 15"  Mixed Media On Canvas

Faccia 10

19.5" x 15"

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Faccia 11  19.75" x 20"  Mixed Media On Canvas

Faccia 11

19.75" x 20"

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Faccia 12  19.5" x 14"  Mixed Media On Canvas

Faccia 12

19.5" x 14"

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Faccia 13  19.5" x 16.25"  Mixed Media On Canvas

Faccia 13

19.5" x 16.25"

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Faccia 14  19.25" x 15.5"  Mixed Media On Canvas

Faccia 14

19.25" x 15.5"

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Faccia 15  19.25" x 15.25"  Mixed Media On Canvas

Faccia 15

19.25" x 15.25"

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Faccia 16  19.5" x 17"  Mixed Media On Canvas

Faccia 16

19.5" x 17"

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Faccia 17  19.5" x 16"  Mixed Media On Canvas

Faccia 17

19.5" x 16"

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Faccia 19  19.5" x 16"  Mixed Media On Canvas

Faccia 19

19.5" x 16"

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Faccia 21  19.5" x 16.5"  Mixed Media On Canvas

Faccia 21

19.5" x 16.5"

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Faccia 22  19.5" x 16.5"  Mixed Media On Canvas

Faccia 22

19.5" x 16.5"

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Faccia 25  19.5" x 19.5"  Mixed Media On Canvas

Faccia 25

19.5" x 19.5"

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Faccia 28  20" x 16"  Mixed Media On Canvas

Faccia 28

20" x 16"

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Faccia 33  19.5" x 17.5"  Mixed Media On Canvas

Faccia 33

19.5" x 17.5"

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Faccia 37  19.5" x 15.75"  Mixed Media On Canvas

Faccia 37

19.5" x 15.75"

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Faccia 38  19.25" x 13.5"  Mixed Media On Canvas

Faccia 38

19.25" x 13.5"

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Faccia 42  19.5" x 16"  Mixed Media On Canvas

Faccia 42

19.5" x 16"

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Faccia 43  19.5" x 19.5"  Mixed Media On Canvas

Faccia 43

19.5" x 19.5"

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Faccia 58  11.75" x 8.75"  Mixed Media On Panel

Faccia 58

11.75" x 8.75"

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Faccia 59 Composite  12" x 9"  Mixed Media On Panel

Faccia 59 Composite

12" x 9"

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Faccia 60  11.75" x 8.75"  Mixed Media On Panel

Faccia 60

11.75" x 8.75"

Mixed Media On Panel

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Faccia 64  7.75" x 9.75"  Mixed Media On Panel

Faccia 64 (SOLD)

7.75" x 9.75"

Mixed Media On Panel

Faccia 66  5.75" x 7.75"  Mixed Media On Panel

Faccia 66

5.75" x 7.75"

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Faccia 67  5.75" x 7.75"  Mixed Media On Panel

Faccia 67

5.75" x 7.75"

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Faccia 68  7.75" x 5.75"  Oil On Panel

Faccia 68 (HOLD)

7.75" x 5.75"

Oil On Panel

Faccia 69  7.75" x 5.75"  Mixed Media On Panel

Faccia 69 (SOLD)

7.75" x 5.75"

Mixed Media On Panel

 

Faccia 72  7.75" x 5.75"  Mixed Media On Panel

Faccia 72 (SOLD)

7.75" x 5.75"

Mixed Media On Panel

Faccia 73  7.75" x 5.75"  Mixed Media On Panel

Faccia 73 (HOLD)

7.75" x 5.75"

Mixed Media On Panel

 

Faccia 76  7.75" x 5.75"  Mixed Media On Panel

Faccia 76

7.75" x 5.75"

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Faccia 78  5.75" x 5.75"  Mixed Media On Panel

Faccia 78

5.75" x 5.75"

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Faccia 79  5.75" x 5.75"  Mixed Media On Panel

Faccia 79

5.75" x 5.75"

Mixed Media On Panel

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Faccia 81  6" x 6"  Mixed Media On Panel

Faccia 81 (SOLD)

6" x 6"

Mixed Media On Panel

La Nebbia 6  8" x 8"  Oil On Panel

La Nebbia 6 (SOLD)

8" x 8"

Oil On Panel

Likeness 02  8" x 12"  Oil On Panel

Likeness 02

8" x 12"

Oil On Panel

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Man Ray's Muse  24" x 18"  Oil On Canvas

Man Ray's Muse (SOLD)

24" x 18"

Oil On Canvas

Pregnante 3  30" x 24"  Oil On Canvas

Pregnante 3

30" x 24"

Oil On Canvas

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Profile 20  12" x 12"  Encaustic

Profile 20

12" x 12"

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Ritratto 36  15" x 15"  Mixed Media On Canvas

Ritratto 36

15" x 15"

Mixed Media On Canvas

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Ritratto 45  15.25" x 14"  Mixed Media On Canvas

Ritratto 45 (HOLD)

15.25" x 14"

Mixed Media On Canvas

 

Ritratto 46  15.25" x 14.5"  Mixed Media On Canvas

Ritratto 46

15.25" x 14.5"

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Ritratto 85  12" x 12"  Encaustic

Ritratto 85

12" x 12"

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Second Skin: Tree Of Life 114  48" x 46"  Oil On Canvas

Second Skin: Tree Of Life 114

48" x 46"

Oil On Canvas

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Sub Rosa 30  60" x 78"   Oil On Canvas

Sub Rosa 30 (SOLD)

60" x 78" 

Oil On Canvas

Sub Rosa 31  46.5" x 48"  Oil On Canvas

Sub Rosa 31

46.5" x 48"

Oil On Canvas

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Sub Rosa 110  63" x 51"  Oil On Canvas

Sub Rosa 110

63" x 51"

Oil On Canvas

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Untitled - Man In A White Shirt 7  16" x 12"  Oil On Panel

Untitled - Man In A White Shirt 7 (SOLD)

16" x 12"

Oil On Panel

Untitled - Rear Double Portrait 47  20" x 32"  Oil On Canvas

Untitled - Rear Double Portrait 47 (HOLD)

20" x 32"

Oil On Canvas

Untitled - Rear Double Portrait 48  20" x 32"  Oil On Canvas

Untitled - Rear Double Portrait 48

20" x 32"

Oil On Canvas

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Untitled - Woman With Pink Shirt 8  16" x 12"  Oil On Panel

Untitled - Woman With Pink Shirt 8

16" x 12"

Oil On Panel

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Untitled - Woman With Rose Shirt 26  16" x 12"  Oil On Panel

Untitled - Woman With Rose Shirt 26 (SOLD)

16" x 12"

Oil On Panel

 

Uomo Romano 9  31" x 29.5"  Oil On Canvas

Uomo Romano 9

31" x 29.5"

Oil On Canvas

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Gross McCleaf Gallery is pleased to host an extensive, two-gallery exhibition of portrait paintings by Susan Moore (1953 - 2022). Works from three decades of Moore's prolific practice will be on view, highlighting a career of both focus and experimentation. The portrait was Moore's career-long subject. She painted family, friends, students and movie stars. However, her approach changed dramatically over the years from tightly painted representation to expressively manipulated photographic imagery.

Susan Moore - Reflection - Exhibitions - Gross McCleaf Gallery

Sub Rosa 31, 46.5" x 48", Oil On Canvas

Ron Abram, Professor of Studio Art & Queer Studies, and Rochelle Toner, Professor and Dean Emeritus of Tyler School of Art & Architecture, generously shared their memories of Susan Moore and insights on her work with writer Elizabeth Johnson. Full interivew HERE

Abram reflects on the influence that Rome and the women's movement had on Moore's work:

“Being influenced by the layers of history, and by teaching and working in Rome, Italy, texture and deterioration became more pronounced in her work over the years. She admired alfresco and painters such as Piero della Francesca and Fra Angelico. She synthesized and condensed portraits to talk about aging: how time transforms bodies and faces. I think the newer work has an even stronger emphasis on abstraction and hints at an intuitive and challenging psychology––an interpretation of voice and mind.

...She was ahead of her time in highlighting stereotypes, body diversity, and fantasies people have about who they are.

Among her subjects, she emphasized painting women. She was aware of her place in history and contemporary art: that there are not enough paintings of women by women. In 1990 her painting was chosen by Time magazine for the cover of its fall issue, Women: The Road Ahead, and included in the National Portrait Gallery. By depicting women and the dynamic range of portraits she leaves us with, her career covered the breadth of a woman’s life.”

Susan Moore - Reflection - Exhibitions - Gross McCleaf Gallery

La Nebbia 6, 8" x 8", Oil On Panel

Toner describes Moore's devotion to her practice and her role as a mentor:

“Susan Moore took her work in the studio and teaching very seriously, and she was proud of her success in both areas. She was one of the most consistently inventive and demanding artists and teachers I know. Even as her illness progressed, Susan was working every day and doing some amazing and startling work. The nature of those last pieces was a controlled explosion of form, texture, color, and composition…

She took on the roles of artist, teacher, wife, and mother with determination and passion. No one does this perfectly, but Susan did it all with dedication. She was confident, fun, gregarious, and loyal. Most likely she had moments of doubt and fear and confusion––that's the human condition, which I think interested her. Susan was interested in people, the dynamic forces that make us who we are and how we present ourselves to the world.”

Susan Moore - Reflection - Exhibitions - Gross McCleaf Gallery

Faccia 21, 19.5" x 16.5", Mixed Media On Canvas

After completing her Master of Fine Art at the University of California, Davis in 1979, Susan Moore joined the faculty at Temple University. She taught at Temple’s Philadelphia location and at Temple University Rome for nearly forty years. Throughout her career, she exhibited her work extensively in numerous solo exhibitions, including a 2019 retrospective at Denison University in Ohio.

Moore was the recipient of numerous grants including the Bader Fund Fellowship; four Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowships; a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and a Mid-Atlantic NEA. Her work was featured on the cover of Time magazine in 1990 to honor the Year of the Woman. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.; The Pennsylvania Convention Center, the New York Public Library, Woodmere Art Museum and many other public and private collections. Moore had an extraordinary and celebrated career in Philadelphia and beyond. Having previous representation with Locks Gallery and Seraphin, Moore began showing at Gross McCleaf Gallery in 2019. It is an honor to share this large exhibition featuring over 50 works.

Susan Moore - Reflection - Exhibitions - Gross McCleaf Gallery

Uomo Romano 9, 31" x 29.5", Oil On Canvas

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