Theodore Sydney Moise
(1808 - 1885)
Theodore Sydney Moise was active/lived in South Carolina, Louisiana. Theodore Moise is known for portraits-people and horses.
Biography Theodore Sydney Moise
A portrait and animal painter, Theodore Moise was born in Charleston, South Carolina and settled in New Orleans where he worked from 1841 to 1884. The Encyclopedia of New Orleans Artists refers to him as "One of the finest portrait and horse painters active in the South during Reconstruction" (267) and also credits him as one of the first southern artists to do horse portraits.
Moise was a member of the Southern Art Union and exhibited his work at the St. Charles Hotel. A painting for which he is remembered is "Life on the Metairie", an historical depiction that he did with Victor Pierson, and which won Grand State-Fair first prize in 1868 for best historical painting.
In 1835, he first opened a studio, which was
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