B. A. in Art, San Diego State College, 1965

M. A. in Art History, UCLA, 1968



July 1968- Spring 1983    Assistant Curator, American Art,  Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Specialty -- pre-1940 Southern California Art

Duties -- caring for the art collection, researching, writing, putting together exhibitions, building a library


Spring 1985 - December 1988    Art Consultant, Jonathan Club, LA

Duties -- restoring and re-framing art works, acquiring new art works, writing articles on the club’s art for the club's magazine, Jonathan.


1989 – 1997   Art Consultant for Edwin Gregson Collection

Duties – advising on acquisitions, conservation, framing; teaching a private class in the history of California art, and authoring an article on Gregson as a collector.


1989-2009    Art Consultant, Trust Company of the West, LA.

Duties – advising on acquisitions (the collection expanded from 300 to 1200 pieces during my tenure primarily purchased at auction), advising on conservation, framing and hanging.


Nancy Moure is a free-lance curator specializing in the field of California art.  She obtained her M.A. in art history from UCLA and served as Assistant Curator of American Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art for fifteen years.  Her Dictionary of Art and Artists in Southern California Before 1930, first issued in 1975, was the first book to codify the many artists active in the area.  She has followed this up with more than 50 books, articles, and museum exhibitions including the historical surveys: Painting and Sculpture in Los Angeles, 1900-1945, Drawings and Illustrations by Southern California Artists Before 1950, and Loners, Mavericks and Dreamers: Art in Los Angeles Before 1900.  She has recently completed California Art: 450 Years of Painting and Other Media, the first tome to survey the art of the entire state from its beginnings to the present day.  She curated several exhibits, often related to her publications, and most recently she was one of three curators for On-Ramps: Transitional Moments in California Art, Pasadena Museum of California Art, 2002. She is currently retired, but continues to seek out and preserve information on early California artists.




·         California Art: 450 Years received Special mention, 20th Annual George Wittenborn Memorial Book Awards, ARLIS/NA (Art Libraries Society of North America), 1999.

·         2005 Fellow of the Historical Society of Southern California – one of four scholars presented a medallion to honor exceptional lifetime achievement that has brought distinction to history.



PUBLICATIONS (in chronological order)