Artist biography

Gerald MOIRA 1867–1959

Painter and mural decorator. Born 26 January 1867 in London of Portuguese origin. Studied at the R.A. Schools 1887–9, winning several prizes, and in Paris. Exhibited at the R.A. from 1891, and at the International Society from 1899, associate 1904. Honorary A.R.I.B.A. 1908; founder member of the National Portrait Society 1911; A.R.W.S. 1917, R.W.S. 1932; member of the R.W.A. 1919; President of the R.I. 1945. Professor at the R.C.A. 1900–22; Principal of Edinburgh College of Art 1924–32. Executed decorations at the Trocadero Restaurant, the Central Criminal Court, Lloyd's Register, etc. Died 2 August 1959 at his home at Northwood, Middlesex.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II