Ellen M. Moore
Ellen M. Moore was a member of P.A.S.O.V.A.S., the Pioneer Art Students of Vancouver
Art School, an artist's group formed in 1930 from the students who entered the
Vancouver School of Decorative and Applied Arts in
its first year and a half of classes in 1925 and 1926. Moore graduated from
first year and studied in second year, but did not pass. She did not receive a
diploma from the art school.
Moore started classes at the VSDAA in 1925, while living at 268 East 2nd Avenue in
Vancouver. She won the cover design contest for the June 1926 issue of The Paint
Box, the art school's annual, also providing a cartoon titled "The Rogue's
Gallery", and a little poem titled "Epitaphs, or The Good Die Young":
Here, greatly mourned,
Lies Dorothy Clime,
A little Art Stude,
Who was always on time.
Here lie the bones,
Of dear little Fred,
Who never was late,
We're sorry he's dead.
Up with the angels,
Flies Margaret, dear,
Who paid for her paper,
While she was here.