Stephen Moor (1915-2003) Australia

Biographical Information

A Hungarian German national born in 1915, Stephen Moor arrived in Australia in 1950 as a war refugee.Before WWII he had been teaching stained glass at the Budapest Academy. After the usual assembly-line work Moor eventually found his feet, learnt English and gained employment as a stained glass artist at Standard Industries in Sydney. Moor established his own practice, Ars Sacra in Strathfield, working with the firm of leadlighters Bolton Glass.He later purchased a building in South Strathfield on the Hume Highway, with Bolton Glass renting the rear of the premises and the business was renamed The Studio of Stephen Moor. Several of the current generation of stained glass practitioners received their training under Moor, including Paddy Robinson, Wolfgang Jansen and Stephen Moor (1979 - 81) Stephen Moor became a dominant figure in the stained glass scene in Sydney, bringing his distinctive European/Germanic style to bear on a craft largely mired in the 19th century. Together with contemporaries Philip Handel, David Saunders and Martin Vandertoorn in Sydney and Leonard French, Bela Kozak, John Orval and Klaus Zimmer in Victoria, he reinvigorated the liturgical and residential stained glass of the time. Moor’s work can be found throughout Eastern Australia, from Thursday Island off Cape York to Hobart, Tasmania. He was a prodigious talent with an enormous output. The 1981 rose window of St Mary’s Cathedral, Hobart, illustrated in Beverley Sherry’s book 'Australia’s Historic Stained Glass,He considered one of his finest works. Rere Australia’s Historic Stained Glass, SHERRY, Beverley; Murray Child 1991 pp35, 34, 112 Stained Glass in Australia, ZIMMER, Jenny Interview by Barbara Blackman, National Library of Australia catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/2089764? Edit or add to this biography

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The Tree of Life
Cast acrylic, bas relief, 61 x 135 cm
Australian & International Paintings, Lawson~Menzies (now trading as Menzies), Sydney.
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Madonna Study for Stained Glass Window
Acrylic over gesso, 42 x 37 cm
Australian & International Paintings, Lawson~Menzies (now trading as Menzies), Sydney.
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Snake Moon
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Snake Moon
Leadlight, 40 x 49 cm
Australian & International Paintings, Lawson~Menzies (now trading as Menzies), Sydney.
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Untitled
Cast fibreglass, bas relief, 61 x 51 cm
Australian & International Paintings, Lawson~Menzies (now trading as Menzies), Sydney.
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