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Carl Moon
a visual historian of the American Indian
Carl Moon

Born: Wilmington, OH
Member: Pasadena Art Association
Pasadena Library Club
California Writer's Guild
Carl Moon Biography

Carl Moon was born in Wilmington, OH on Oct. 5, 1879. After graduation from Wilmington High School, Moon moved to Albuquerque, NM where he had a photography studio. Carl worked there until 1907 when he moved to the Grand Canyon headquarters of Fred Harvey to manage and operate Harvey's art business. Carl Moon studied painting with visiting artists Thomas Moran, Frank Sauerwein, and Louis Akin. While in the Southwest he captured many pictures of the Pueblo Indians both on film and canvas. In 1911 Carl Moon wed artist Grace Purdie and settled in Pasadena in 1914.
In California Carl Moon concentrated on landscapes and illustrated several children's books (Wong and the Wise Old Crow, The Flaming Arrow, Painted Moccasin) about Indians which he co-authored with his wife. In addition, Carl Moon painted twenty-four Indian Studies for the Huntington Library, four for the Otto Vollbehr collection (Charlottenburg, Germany) and twenty-six oil paintings of Indians of the Southwest for the Smithsonian Institution. Carl Moon signed his works with both a "C" and "K" in his first name. Pre 1914 works are spelled "Karl Moon" while post 1917 signatures are spelled "Carl Moon".

Carl Moon Biographical information: Edan Hughes

Carl Moon biography provided courtesy of “Artists in California: 1786-1940” by Edan Hughes.
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