Moss, Donald

1920-2010

Don Moss work for Sports Illustrated in Museum.

Donald Moss was skillful in a broad range of painting styles such as realism, pointillism, pop art, and surrealism. His work in the National Art Museum of Sport's collection includes, "Olympic Spirit at Lake Placid," "Arthur Ashe," and golf scenes.

Moss's artistic abilities go as far back as his love of sports, when he received a scholarship to Vesper George, a (then) noted Boston art school. After serving in the Marines during World War II, he moved to New York City and honed his art career with Esquire, Collier's, Elks Magazine and New York's advertising agencies.

For 30 years he created covers and illustrations for Sports Illustrated. Dick Gangel, Sports Illustrated's art director, liked his artist-reporters to experience their assignments. Don skied the trails he painted, holed out many a putt on famous golf courses after an eight-iron shot to the green, and had drinks with National Hockey League stars after taking motor-drive camera shots of their action on ice for a series of acrylics of famous hockey players.

Today, Donald Moss and his wife Sally live in Farmington, Conn., where he continues to work on painting commissions.

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