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An image of Chaos by John D. Moore

John D. Moore

(Australia 06 Sep 1888 – 09 Dec 1958)

Place of origin
Media category
Materials used
oil on canvas

61.0 x 76.0 cm stretcher; 85.2 x 99.8 x 10 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., black oil "JOHN.D.MOORE 23".
Purchased 1996
Accession number
© Estate of David Moore
Not on display
Bibliography (9)

Peter Emmett, Sydney: metropolis, suburb, harbour, 'Suburb', pg. 71-72, Glebe, 2000, 89 (colour illus.), 90.

Robert Freestone and Stephen Hamnett (Editors), The Australian metropolis, St Leonards, 2000, front cover (colour illus., detail), title page (illus.).

Leon Gellert and Sydney Ure Smith (Editors), Art in Australia [series 3, no. 52], Sydney, Oct 1933, 21.

Mervyn Horton (Editor), Art and Australia, John D. Moore, Sydney, Autumn 1974, 377, 373 (colour illus.).

Lionel Lindsay, 150 years of Australian art, Sydney, 1938. not paginated, 135, lent by the artist, [Gallery No.2]

John D. Moore', Age, 'Art notes. Paintings and drawings, author unknown., Melbourne, 11 Aug 1926, page unknown. Review of an exhibition held at The New Gallery, 107 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, 10-21 August 1926. A painting titled 'Chaos' is mentioned.

Barry Pearce, Australian art: in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Earth, sky and paint', pg. 149-150, Sydney, 2000, 151 (colour illus.), 301.

John Slater, Through artists' eyes: Australian suburbs and their cities 1919-1945, 'Suburbs: "The partial paradise"', pg. 175-205, Melbourne, 2004, xiv, 186 (colour illus.), 187. 148

Howard Tanner and Inara Walden, Thoroughly modern Sydney: 1920s and 30s glamour & style, Sydney, 2006, 10. List of works.

Exhibition history (7)

Oils and watercolours by John D. Moore, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, 17 Jun 1925–27 Jun 1925

150 years of Australian art (1938), National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 27 Jan 1938–25 Apr 1938

John D. Moore 1888-1958, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, 03 Jun 1959–15 Jun 1959

An Exhibition of the work of John D. Moore, War Memorial Art Gallery, University of Sydney, Sydney, 15 Jul 1959–07 Aug 1959

A collection of works by John D. Moore (1888-1958), Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, 17 Jul 1974–29 Jul 1974

Suburb, Museum of Sydney, Sydney, 15 Apr 2000–23 Jul 2000

Thoroughly modern Sydney, Museum of Sydney, Sydney, 01 Jul 2006–15 Oct 2006