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Moses, Forrest

American, Born 1932
  • 1967
    Oil on Canvas
    22 x 28 in.
    Listing no. 10540
    NOW: $4,355.84

About this Artist

Forrest Moses was born in Virginia in May of 1934. A direction was established by the time he entered Washington and Lee University to receive a BA degree in Fine Arts in 1956.

Three years service as a naval officer gave Moses an opportunity to spend time in the Philippines, Japan and other Far East locations. The Japan experience had a strong visual and philosophical influence on him. Moses felt at home with the organized space and uncluttered environments. Now Moses observes, “An empty space, an empty table, creates tension with anticipation of what might occupy it. While an object finds its importance to the space
it occupies.”

After service, Moses spent a year in Europe discovering the art and architecture presented during his Art History education and then in 1959, he entered Pratt Institute in New York for two years graduate work in design.

The Pratt years put solidly in focus, by intensive exercise and discipline, design principles relating to shape, space, scale, texture, color, etc.

Moses then worked for three years in Houston, Texas, as a designer of interiors, furniture, ceramics and there developed an intent to paint full time.

In 1965 he moved from Houston to the Monterey Peninsula, California. It was a decision that painting was for him an exercise for contemplation of nature and the unfoldment of truth by observation. An intense period of work followed and for three years, his interest centered on the content of the land and sea and that fragile line of meeting. Isolation and routine provided the time for introspection and work.

Now there developed in Moses a need for place. The “Place” is crucial for it becomes the sanctuary for the heart. For Moses, it was to be a place in the sun. New Mexico has been Moses’ home since 1969.

The work produced since 1965 has created more than 40 one-man shows for galleries, universities and museums in Seattle, San Francisco, Santa Fe, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Denver, Albuquerque, Austin, and others. There have been numerous group shows, invitations, lectures, teaching and print making activities. Moses’ work is established in many private, public and corporate collections.

From Forrest Moses's webite


Forest Moses

Selected One Person Exhibitions:

1961 Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA
1965 David Gallery, Houston, TX
1966 David Gallery
1967 David Gallery
1968 Stratford College, Danville, VA
1969 David Gallery
1971 Janus Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1972 Wichita Falls Museum & Art Center, TX
1973 Janus Gallery
1974 Watson/de Nagy & Company, Houston, TX
Smither Gallery, Dallas, TX
1975 Janus Gallery
1976 Delahunty Gallery, Dallas, TX
1977 William Sawyer Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, NY
1978 Watson/de Nagy & Company
Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA
Museum of Fine Arts, Danville, VA
1979 Tibor de Nagy Gallery
Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM
Illinois State University, Normal, IL
Hills’ Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1980 The Art Center, Waco, TX
Watson/de Nagy & Company
1981 Spoleto Festival USA, Charleston, SC
1982 Tibor de Nagy Gallery
1983 Watson/de Nagy Gallery
Wildine Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
Eason Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Carson-Sapiro Gallery, Denver, CO
Tibor de Nagy Gallery
1984 St. John’s College, Santa Fe, NM
Egrets Gallery, Pasadena, CA
Watson/de Nagy Gallery
1986 Munson Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Peregrine Press, Dallas, TX
Sheldon Memorial Museum, Gallery, Lincoln, NE
Watson Gallery, Houston, TX
1987 Munson Gallery
1989 Munson Gallery
Gump’s Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1991 Munson Gallery
1993 Munson Gallery
1994 I. Wolk Gallery, St. Helena, CA
1996 Horowitch LewAlllen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1997 Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, New York, NY
1998 LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
1999 Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, New York, NY
2000 LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
2001 Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, New York, NY
I. Wolk Gallery, St. Helena, CA
2002 LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM2003
2003 LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
Meredith Long and Company, Houston, TX
2004 Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale
LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
2005 LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
2006 LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
Meredith Long and Company, Houston, TX
2009 LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
2010 LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
2011 LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
2012 LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

Selected Group Exhibitions:

1961 Pratt Institute, NY, NY
1964 Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Beaumont Art Museum, Beaumont, TX
1966 Monterey Peninsula Museum, CA
1972 Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM
1974 Wichita Falls Museum & Art Center, TX
Tyler Museum, Tyler, TX
Beaumont Art Museum, Beaumont, TX
Witte Memorial Museum, San Antonio, TX;
Twelve from New Mexico, traveling exhibition, Abilene Fine Arts Museum, Abilene, TX
1975 Oklahoma Art Center, Oklahoma City, OK, Contemporary Landscape Painting
1976 Roswell Museum, Roswell, NM
Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe
Arco Center for Visual Arts, Los Angeles, CA
1978 Wave Hill, New York, NY; The Landscape: Different Points of View
1979 Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC: Art of Paper, ’79
1980 Thorpe Intermedia Gallery, Sparkhill, NY, New York Realists ‘80
Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, NY: Monotypes
1981 University of Houston, TX
San Antonio Museum of Art, TX
1982 Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, NE
1983 Spiva Art Center, Joplin, MO
Wyoming State Museum, Cheyenne, WY
Salina Art Center, Salina, KS
Sioux City Arts Center, Sioux City, IA
Abilene Fine Arts Museum
Connecticut College, New London, CT; Print Invitational
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; American
Artists as Printmakers, 23rd National Print Exhibit
1984 Museum of Art of the American West, Houston, TX
Contemporary Western Landscape
1985 Munson Gallery, Santa Fe, NM; Egyp
Chrysler Museum Norfolk, VA; Contemporary American Monotypes
1987 McNay Art Museum, Austin, TX; Paper Works II
1991 Art Dumonde, Tokyo, Japan Crane Art, Ikebukuro and Tokyo, Japan
Galerie Miyabe, Fukuoka, Japan
Crane Art, Nagoya, Japan
Galerie Miyabe, Okinawa, Japan
World Collection, Yokohama, Japan
Damian Art, Sapporo and Tokyo, Japan
1992 Miyagi Museum of Art, Sendai, Japan: traveling exhibit throughout Japan
1994 Art Thomas Gallery, Charleston, SC
1995 Susan Duval Gallery, Aspen, CO
1996 Lizardi-Harp Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
No items to show.