Born in Edinburgh in 1937
Mick Moon is a painter and printmaker who creates poetic abstract works, often icorporating a layering of marks, colour, text and collage. He studied at Chelsea School of Art (1958-1962) and at the Royal College of Art (1962-1963), later becoming a Senior Lecturer at the Slade School from 1973 to 1990.
His first solo show was in 1969 at the Waddington Galleries in London where he continued exhibit during the 1970s and 1980s, as well as more widely through the UK and in America and Australia. He received a major Arts Council Award, a first prize at the John Moores Liverpool Exhibition and the Gulbenkian Print Award. He was elected a Royal Academician in 1998. He has exhibited extensively in the UK as well as in America, Australia and South Africa; his work is held in many imortant public collections, including Tate Britain, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Scottish National Gallery and the Saatchi Collection.