Nude Standing Rear
Standing female nude, rear
Charcoal on paper
Permanent Collection 2006.1.32
Philip Moose was born in Newton, NC in 1921 and had a summer home in Blowing Rock in the area that is now known as Artists Alley. He studied at the National Academy of Design on a fellowship and traveled all around the world with awards and grants for his art; he also traveled while in the Army, which he used as an accuse to mark art as well. Moose was a modest man and never hired an agent to promote his work. He is most known by locals for teaching at Davidson College and Charlotte's Queens College from 1956 to 1967. He used many mediums and techniques, ranging from realistic oil paintings and watercolor works, to abstract works and collages. He considered Blowing Rock his home, and retired and died here in 2001.
Philip Moose is displayed all over our Museum, but all that are showcased are his landscapes. I wanted to display another side to Moose's work, which is his realistic figure drawings. We also have a couple of his collages on display near our Education Center, downstairs. You can read more about Philip Moose in the catalog that we have in the library and for purchase in our gift shop.