Scattergood-Moore

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Artist, social activist, art educator and gallery director, independent curator, and website designer. Gene Arthur Scattergood aka Scattergood-Moore lives and works at Claflin School Studios in Newtonville, Massachusetts, USA. He was born in Newton on Nov. 30, 1940, and raised on Long Island, New York by his mother's sister (Josephine Moore Orton and her family) following his mother's death the day after his birth. At the age of four, Gene was abducted, without forewarning, by two members of the Christian Science "Mother Church" in Boston and deposited with his father at a boarding house in Newton. Nearly a year later Gene was driven to Bass River, Cape Cod, to be raised by his father's elderly step-sister (Helen May Scattergood Baker). Gene graduated from Dennis Yarmouth Regional High School in 1959. After graduating he officially added Scattergood-Moore to his birth name. Scattergood received his diploma in Painting and Drawing from Swain School of Design, New Bedford, in 1963; earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Boston University in 1966, and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Cincinnati in 1968. Scattergood has taught studio art for 45 years; he left teaching in 2006. Scattergood has curated over 150 exhibitions in the Boston area and founded the company Pantherpro Webdesign - which has created websites for numerous contemporary visual artists, and selected webpages on art and artists: Helen West Heller, Thomas Wilfred, Artists' Sketchbooks, Printmaking and Printmakers, Activist Art, and a website dedicated to his Studio Cat and other felines. Scattergood has an extensive record of solo and group exhibitions; his drawings and paintings are included in numerous private collections across the United States. He received three fellowships from the Massachusetts Council for the Arts and was nominated for the prestigious national Awards in the Visual Arts Program. He has worked for artists' rights and artists' housing issues and was a founding member of the Waltham Mills Artists Association and the Newton Artists Housing Partnership. The latter purchased the elementary Claflin School from the City of Newton in 1984 and developed it into a permanent live/work space for visual artists. He has served on the Newton Arts Center Board of Directors and was appointed visual arts representative to the City of Newton Cultural Council, which he chaired during 2002-2004. At home, he enjoys shade gardening, walking, cooking ethnic dishes, reading, foreign cinema, and researching information on Helen West Heller (1872-1955); he has been collecting her extraordinary woodcuts since 1975. Scattergood is interested in his family genealogy and is researching the surnames of the "Scattergood" and "Moore" family trees. His genealogy homepage is at https://scattergood-moore.com/genealogy/genealogy.html

Artist, social activist, art educator and gallery director, independent curator, and website designer. Gene Arthur Scattergood aka Scattergood-Moore lives and works at Claflin School Studios in Newtonville, Massachusetts, USA. He was born in Newton on Nov. 30, 1940, and raised on Long Island, New York by his mother's sister (Josephine Moore Orton and her family) following his mother's death the day after his birth. At the age of four, Gene was abducted, without forewarning, by two members of the Christian Science "Mother Church" in Boston and deposited with his father at a boarding house in Newton. Nearly a year later Gene was driven to Bass River, Cape Cod, to be raised by his father's elderly step-sister (Helen May Scattergood Baker). Gene graduated from Dennis Yarmouth Regional High School in 1959. After graduating he officially added Scattergood-Moore to his birth name. Scattergood received his diploma in Painting and Drawing from Swain School of Design, New Bedford, in 1963; earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Boston University in 1966, and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Cincinnati in 1968. Scattergood has taught studio art for 45 years; he left teaching in 2006. Scattergood has curated over 150 exhibitions in the Boston area and founded the company Pantherpro Webdesign - which has created websites for numerous contemporary visual artists, and selected webpages on art and artists: Helen West Heller, Thomas Wilfred, Artists' Sketchbooks, Printmaking and Printmakers, Activist Art, and a website dedicated to his Studio Cat and other felines. Scattergood has an extensive record of solo and group exhibitions; his drawings and paintings are included in numerous private collections across the United States. He received three fellowships from the Massachusetts Council for the Arts and was nominated for the prestigious national Awards in the Visual Arts Program. He has worked for artists' rights and artists' housing issues and was a founding member of the Waltham Mills Artists Association and the Newton Artists Housing Partnership. The latter purchased the elementary Claflin School from the City of Newton in 1984 and developed it into a permanent live/work space for visual artists. He has served on the Newton Arts Center Board of Directors and was appointed visual arts representative to the City of Newton Cultural Council, which he chaired during 2002-2004. At home, he enjoys shade gardening, walking, cooking ethnic dishes, reading, foreign cinema, and researching information on Helen West Heller (1872-1955); he has been collecting her extraordinary woodcuts since 1975. Scattergood is interested in his family genealogy and is researching the surnames of the "Scattergood" and "Moore" family trees. His genealogy homepage is at https://scattergood-moore.com/genealogy/genealogy.html

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