James Henry Moser (1854-1913)


James Henry Moser (1854-1913)
Canadian-American illustrator, landscape watercolor artist & art critic
James Moser ; James H. Moser ; J.H. Moser ; J. H. Moser
[Born January 1, 1854 in Whitby, Ontario, Canada – died November 10, 1913 in Washington, DC]


FAD record control number: 33160

Record level: Person

Record type: Artist


James Henry Moser (1854-1913) biography:

Birth: January 1, 1854 in Whitby, Ontario, Canada ;
Death: November 10, 1913 in Washington, DC, ill for more than one year before passing ; paralytic shock ; paralytic stroke ;
Sex: Male
Ethnicity: White

Known for: watercolor landscapes ; Adirondack mountains, NY ;
Medium: watercolor ; oil ; pen & ink ; graphite ;
Technique: painting ; drawing ;
Subjects: landscapes ;

Areas: TX (railroad work) ; MS (railroad work), GA (railroad work) ; Washington, DC ; Columbia ; Europe ; West Cornwall, CT, summers ; Boston, MA ; New York, NY ;
Region: North East ; Mid-Atlantic ; South East ;
Lived: 1814 G Street Northwest, Washington, DC ; Columbia ; TX ; MS, GA ; MA ;
Father: John H Moser (1832-1904) ;
Mother: Matilda (Gordan) Moser (1831-1896) ;
Relatives: George C Moser (1856-1898), brother ;
Spouse: Martha (Scoville) Moser (1857-?), married ca.1884, met in New York, NY while training, she was from CT ;
Children: Grace M (Moser) Fetherolf (1885-1968) ;

Training: mostly self-taught ; briefly studied in New York, NY ;
Work: Great Southern Railroad, OR, illustrator ; Washington Times, Washington, DC, illustrator & art critic ; Washington Post, Washington, DC, illustrator & art critic ; Washington Herald, Washington, DC, illustrator & art critic ; Uncle Remus by J. C. Harris, book illustrations ; Harper’s weekly, New York, NY, freelance illustrator ;  Century magazine, New York, NY, freelance illustrator ; Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, freelance illustrator ; Atlantic Monthly, Boston, MA, freelance illustrator ;

Taught: Corcoran Gallery of Art, watercolor classes ; Columbian University (now George Washington University) , Washington, DC ;

Member: Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, artist member, 1894-1913 ; American Water Color Society, New York, NY, member ; Boston Art Club, Boston, MA ;
Exhibited with: Washington Watercolor Club, Washington, DC ; Philadelphia Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA ; Salmagundi Club, New York, NY ; Philadelphia Water Color Society, Philadelphia, PA ; Boston Art Club, Boston, MA ;
Awards: Washington Water Color Club, Washington, DC, first Corcoran prize & president ;

Milestones: known as one of the most prominent watercolor artists of his day ; known to be friendly, thoughtful with his life revolving around art ;



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Last updated: April 6, 2020 at 18:11 pm

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