Native Dancer Line

FAY MOORE (1920-)

Native Dancer Line, 2000
Pastel on cloth
45 x 45 inches

One of the first women to receive recognition as a “sports artist,” American artist Fay Moore is best known for her thoroughbred racing scenes, but has expanded her work to include other forms of sports including hockey, football, baseball and squash scenes. Her earlier works in oils and commissioned murals for racetracks and related corporations across the county have established her as a national presence in the sporting art genre. Moore has worked in fashion, stage-design and window display, and has been on the faculty of Yale Graduate School of Drama, Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Kansas City. She is a Trustee of the National Art Museum of Sport, chairman of the American Academy of Equine Art, and an officer of the National Arts Club where she maintains a studio. Her work, which she calls “Neo-Pointillism,” reveals her style of using many layered inks, watercolors, gouaches and pastels to capture the exciting and colorful world of sports. An experienced draughtsman and a loosely impressionistic colorist, her work communicates that she is familiar with classical anatomy and composition. Moore began her professional painting career in the 1960s after studying with diverse masters, hard-edge pioneer Paul Feeley at Benninton College and colorist Henry Hensche at the Cape Cod School of Art. She exhibits her work internationally and maintains studios in Sag Harbor and New York City.