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MOORE, Harry Humphrey, artist, born in New York city, 2 July, 1844. After studying in his native city and in San Francisco, he went to Dresden in 1865, and afterward entered the studio of Gerome in Paris. He then visited Spain, where he became the pupil of Fortuny, and afterward devoted two years to the study of Moorish life in Morocco. He worked in Rome under Fortuny in 1873-'5, and in the later year returned to the United States. He spent the years 1880-'1 in Japan, and since that time has resided in Paris. In 1886 he was made chevalier of the order of Charles III. by the queen-regent of Spain. His works, which are chiefly on Moorish, Spanish, and Japanese subjects, include "Almeh," the figure of a Moorish dancer in the Alhambra, for which he received a medal at the Philadelphia centennial exhibition in 1876; " The Blind Guitar-Player," "A Moorish Bazaar," "A Bulgarian," "A Moorish Merchant," " A Morning Call m Japan," "The Daimio," and "A Garden-Party at the Alhambra."
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