May 30, 2006

Two girls


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As most of you may know, Fred Moore had two daughters very close in age, and they were obviously a big inspiration for him. This cleaned-up study, presumably to be painted, shows the draped clothing handled with just as much fluidity and grace as the sturdy little girls. One to learn from.

11 comments:

J said...

Wow, Great stuff Jenny. This is getting to be a public service.We, your readers are very very lucky. Keep it up.

Kevin Langley said...

These Fred Moore drawings are beautiful, thanks for sharing.

Smook said...

I certainly can't keep up with all of the new posts! The drawings are beautiful, carefully thoughful. Great examples to learn from.

I too agree with James, and thank you as well.

Jenny said...

Hi James, Klangley(love typing that)and Smook(love typing that one too)!
Thank you for the nice words of appreciation---but the guy who really deserves the gratitude is James Walker, the owner of all the things I'm going to be posting of Freddy's this week. I just own two or three things drawn by Moore--he has a lifetime's worth of carefully acquired gems. In addition, he went to a lot of effort to make good copies of all of this specifically for me to share with all you guys & gals. My admiration for him is boundless. He said "I want people to see it, appreciate it, download it, whatever--just so it gets seen". Whatta guy, eh? We're all very lucky that he's willing to do this. And I'm honored to be able to post it on my humble blog. : )
-Jenny

opi said...

thanks for your blog....fred moore is still alive.....

Jenny said...

Thanks, opi.
I like to think that whenever someone is thought about, talked about, influences people, inspires them--they are indeed alive. : )

Uncle Phil said...

I'm going to have to change the cushion on my desk chair. It's now completely soiled through.

Thanks for making this a very happy blog day.

-p

Ward Jenkins said...

Yes, big ups to James Walker for being so generous to allow you to put these up on your blog-- that is so cool that he wants others to see all this wonderful work by Freddie.

So have you been in touch with Freddie's daughters? Where are they now?

Charley said...

the drawings look great!

Jenny said...
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Jenny said...

Hey Ward-thanks and I'll be sure and pass along your props to James! : )

I wish I knew where Melinda and Suzanne are now(I hope they're both still with us)...I know Melinda accepted an Annie award for her dad some time in the early 80s(I remmeber seeing her picture in the ASIFA newsletter--she looked very much like her dad); I've heard they live in "the north"--don't know if that means S.F. , Oregon or WA state.
I'd of course love to meet them and talk to them. They've certainly been immortalized by their father in pen and pencil! I wonder what they'd think of all these drawings(based on themselves), selling for thousands to complete strangers. I'm sure they'd be very proud of him, in any event.