John Moore

John Moore is a wildlife artist who has been working primarily in print since 1992. He was exposed to animals from an early age as a result of his father being a vet and remembers many journeys taken through Southern Africa, from the deserts of Namibia to the forests of KwaZulu Natal.

Moore's love and knowledge of wildlife are depicted in all his work, whether in the image of a baboon with a halo or in one of whales drifting through the air.

At the beginning of his career, John Moore focused on Southern African myths and legends, mainly selecting those of the Khoisan and Zulu tribal groups. He looks upon these people as the fathers of the land and focused on their connection to the fauna, flora and the spirits of the ancestors. He incorporated water into many of his works, symbolising rebirth and cleansing.

Moore's work then developed through portraying environmental concerns and become more conceptual. The jackass penguin and oil spills, as well as acid rain and the effects it has on the environment,  are examples of the exploration of this topic. For a while, he also concentrated on the plight of endangered animals. He endeavoured to sensitise the viewers to the fragility of the natural world around us.

Artists at The Artists' Press (A-L)

Artists at The Artists' Press (M to X)

John Moore's archive

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Title: On the Edge
Medium: Two colour lithograph
Paper size: 57 x 76.5 cm
Image size: 52 x 72 cm
Edition size: 45
Price: SOLD OUT

Title: Last Stand
Medium: Two colour lithograph
Paper size: 57 x 34 cm
Image size: 53 x 29.7 cm
Edition size: 35
Price: R 2 250 (excl.VAT)

Title: Afrodizziac
Medium: Four colour lithograph
Paper size: 76.2 x 56.5 cm
Image size: 72.3 x 52.4 cm
Edition size: 45
Price: R 3 850 (excl.VAT)

Title: Ascension
Medium: Two colour lithograph
Size: 56 x 76 cm
Edition size: 40
Price: R 3 520 (excl.VAT)

Title: Grounded
Medium: Single colour lithograph
Size: 56 x 76 cm
Edition size: 40
Price: R 3 520 (excl.VAT)

Handprinting techniques used by John Moore