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Susan Moore Art Collection

Identifier: MC-0036

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of six abstract works on paper by Susan Moore created in the 1950s and early 1960s. Materials used include pastel, turpentine, oil, and wax.


  • 1952-1961

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Susan Moore was born in 1926 in Williamston, NC, later moving to Winston-Salem in 1936 and earning her bachelor's degree from Salem College. She attended a summer session at Black Mountain College in 1946, studying design with Josef Albers and painting with Jacob Lawrence. In 1964 she earned an MFA from UNC-Greensboro in painting and printmaking.

In the early 1960s, Moore met fellow artists Virginia Ingram, Ann Carter Pollard, and Anne Kesler Shields, who worked together to organize, exhibit, and promote their work. Martha Dunigan joined the group in 1970, which came to be known as the Five Winston-Salem Printmakers. Moore taught printmaking at the North Carolina School of the Arts in the School of Design and Production in the 1970s. She was a founding member of the Winston-Salem Gallery of Fine Arts (now the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art), and was named Artist of the Year in 1997 by the Sawtooth Center for Visual Art.

Moore died in March 2013.


2.42 Linear Feet (6 paintings)

Language of Materials



Items are arranged chronologically, with undated materials held last.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of New Winston Museum (2019-0002).

Related Materials

Works by Susan Moore reside in museum and private collections around North Carolina, including the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Asheville Art Museum, and the Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center. A collection of Moore's correspondence is held by the Forsyth County Public Library.

Guide to the Susan Moore Art Collection
Kait Dorsky
October 2022
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Script of description
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the UNC School of the Arts Archives Repository

1533 South Main St.
Winston-Salem North Carolina 27104 United States