The Frank Moore Archives

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Early Paintings

Here is a collection of Frank’s early oil paintings. We only know the dates they were painted for a couple of them. (Frank said he started painting in high school.) Frank painted with a brush attached to a hard hat.

Frank’s first painting, on paper, 14″ x 11″.
On paper. 14″ x 11″
Oil on cardboard, 14″ x 10.25″.
Oil on cardboard, 14″ x 10.25″.
Oil on cardboard, 14″ x 10.5″.
Oil on cardboard, 14″ x 10.5″.
Oil on cardboard, 9″ x 11.5″.
Oil on cardboard, 10″ x 13.5″, 1965.
Oil on cardboard, 8.5″ x 13″.
Oil on canvas board, 10″ x 8″.
Oil on canvas board, 9″ x 12″.
Oil on canvas board, 12″ x 16″.
Oil on canvas board, 16″ x 12″.
Oil on canvas, 12″ x 14″.
Oil on canvas board, 12″ x 16″.
“The First Rebel”, oil on canvas board, 12″ x 15″, 1966.

More of Frank’s oil and digital paintings can be viewed here: https://eroplay.com/Cave/paintings/index.html

Frank painting his self-portrait in New York City, circa 1974.

Hell To War

After 9/11/01 and the move to war, Frank looked at his oil painting, HELL TO WAR, hanging on our wall, that he had painted in high school in the 1960s, and decided to do a digital version so we could put it up in our yard!

HELL TO WAR, by Frank Moore, oil on canvas, 1960s

He ended up doing four digital paintings over the course of six days:
HELL TO WAR – September 17, 2001
HELL TO ALL TERRORISM – September 19, 2001
WAR IS TERRORISM – September 20, 2001
PEACE FLAG – September 22, 2001

Our front yard at Curtis Street, Berkeley, California
Gilman Street protest, 2003