Frank Montague Moore
Frank Montague Moore (1877–1967) was a painter and the first director of the Honolulu Museum of Art. He was born November 24, 1877 in Taunton, England, and studied at the Liverpool Art School and the Royal Institute. He immigrated to the United States and took extra painting lessons from Henry Ward Ranger. In 1910, he moved from New York City to Hawaii, where he worked as a purchasing agent for Hawaii Plantations. He became the first director of the Honolulu Museum of Art in 1924, but resigned in 1927, shortly past the museum opened. In 1928, he left Hawaii for California, where he painted 41 murals collectively known as the Picture Bridge for the Huntington Hotel in Pasadena and many easel paintings of California landscapes. Moore died in Carmel, California upon March 5, 1967.
The Auckland War Memorial Museum and the Honolulu Museum of Art are in the middle of the public collections holding paintings by Frank Montague Moore.