The Abstract Expressionist Seong Moy immigrated from China in 1931, studied with Hans Hofmann and at the Art Students League, served in China and Southeast Asia during World War II, was introduced to town in 1946 by Cameron Booth, then established the Seong Moy School of Painting and Graphic Arts in 1954. The next year, he won a Guggenheim Fellowship. He and his wife, Sui Yung Moy, bought this property, on which his studio was built in 1970. After 20 years of teaching, Moy told Paul Cummings, in an interview for the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art: “A sort of commercialized kind of resort thing is coming into the town. It’s more difficult to live and to work there.” The year was 1971. He died 42 years later.
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