Olga's Gallery

Edouard Manet

Portrait of George Moore.

1879. Pastel on paper. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA. Read Note.

Edouard Manet. Portrait of George Moore.

George Moore (1853-1933) Irish painter, critic, and writer. Took drawing lessons in London. At the age of 21 he moved to Paris and studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and at the Academie Julian; got acquainted and made friends with numerous artists, especially Manet. In 1879, Manet painted three portraits of him. In 1880, he moved back to England and became active in the New English Art Club, a group of artitsts working on Impressionism principles