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Jeremy Moon
(1934 — 1973)

Jeremy Moon was a British painter and sculptor. Born in Cheshire in 1934, Moon did not initially have any wish to pursue a career as a professional artist. After completing his two years of National Service in 1954, Moon enrolled to read Law at Christ’s College, Cambridge where he studied until 1957. He initially began his working career in the advertising industry in London, before deciding in 1961 to study for a short period of time at the Central School of Art. Shortly after beginning his studies Moon was awarded the Associated Electrical Industries Prize for Sculpture in 1962. In the following year Moon participated in his first solo exhibition at the Rowan Gallery in Knightsbridge, a gallery with which he would exhibit regularly throughout his career.


Between the years 1963 to 1968 Moon taught part-time in the Sculpture Department of St Martins School of Art, and also taught Painting at the Chelsea School of Art from 1963 to 1973. During this time Moon established himself as a leading figure of the British abstract painting movement. His paintings, often large in scale, focused on geometric forms with flat, clearly defined applications of colour. Moon was an early proponent of using shaped canvases to further explore geometrical relationships in his work, using bold stripes of colour on unusual canvas forms such as three-pronged Y shapes. The artist died in a motorcycle accident in 1973. His work is represented in a number of collections throughout Britain, including those of the Tate and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.