Oil on cardboard representing young women in a Carrousel
Gerald Edward Moira
January 26, 1867 - August 2, 1959
English painter who became especially known for his murals.
Gerald Moira was born in London, son of a former Portuguese diplomat who became a miniature painter.
He exhibited for the first time at the Royal Academy in 1891.
His first commission for a mural was by J. Lyons and Co. for the Trocadero restaurant on Shaftesbury Avenue, London.
Other early commissions included the ceilings of the sacristy and library of the Unitarian Chapel in Liverpool, the boardroom of the Lloyd's Register of Shipping, and paintings and stained glass for the Central Criminal Court in London.
He has also painted in oil, tempera and watercolor.
Moira was Principal of the Edinburgh College of Art from 1923 to 1932, President of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Vice-President of the Royal Watercolour Society, Fellow of the Royal West of England Academy and a founding member of the National Portrait Society
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