Robert Moore (1956 - 2003) was born in Washington State in 1956. He attended Fort Wright College on an academic scholarship where he majored in art. Looking for traditional disciplines and techniques in painting, he went to New York to pursue independent study. While in New York, he received a grant to paint in Woodstock, New York and met the noted Boston painter R.H. Ives Gammell. He studied with Gammell for four years and became thoroughly experienced in the Boston School tradition of painting. Robert also traveled extensively in Europe studying the Old Masters of European painting.