(Olympia, Washington, 1952 – 2021, Seattle, Washington)
Benjamin Moore was prominent in the American Studio Glass Movement, and involved in the movement from its inception. He studied at glassmaking programs in the United States, as well as under glass masters in Venice, Italy, and was responsible for shaping the contemporary studio glass environment in the U.S. by bringing two important Italian artisans Lino Talgliapietra and his brother-in-law to the United States to present their work and methods. His main influences were the artist Dale Chihuly and the architectural glass expert, James Carpenter.
Moore’s style of bold color in modernist design earned him the name, “master of minimalism,” as he reinterpreted established Italian glassmaking techiniques in contemporary pieces. Moore oassed away in 2021 at the age of 69,