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Jeanne Moment

American, 1901-1984



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Northwest artist

Oregon artist


Jeanne Moment was a Los Angeles high school teacher for twenty-five years before she and her family came to Oregon in 1940. She fell in love with Oregon's outdoor experience--skiing, hiking, and camping. This sense of nature and the environment was to be present in all her future works, and was the inspiration for the 1952 national Keep America Beautiful campaign.

Many of her landscapes showed the influence of J.M.W. Turner, a nineteenth-century English artist. She employed color to illuminate the subtleties of nature. In her later years Moment turned to graphics, which appeared in many shows after 1960. Although her style continued to evolve and change, her subject matter, nature, remained the same.

Artist biography reproduced with permission from the authors, Oregon Painters: the First Hundred Years (1859-1959), Ginny Allen and Jody Klevit.



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