Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Moore, Philip 毛文奇 (1939-EOP)

updated August 12, 2013.

A prominent Asian Art Collector.

Philip Moore
Born Mao Wen-cee 毛文奇[1]. b. September 5, 1915, Shanghai – d. 2004, Hong Kong. MBBS (HK) December 20, 1938. FRCS (Edin.) 1947.

HONG KONG. Registered to practice January 26, 1939 through EOP. Hong Kong Univ., resident, Queen Mary Hospital, later Kowloon Hospital 1950-1955. Founding Member, Society of Anesthetists of Hong Kong. President, HKCMA 1960-62. Private practitioner 1955, retired 1980s. Address: c/o Dr. B. Chu, G/F, #9 Dragon Terrace 1939-EOP.

Soon after graduating from HKU, he joined the Chinese Red Cross Relief Corps and went to China to work in the war zones, returning to Hong Kong after the city has fallen to the Japanese. Altogether Mao was with the Red Cross for 6 years (1939-1945).

s/o [s.n.] (Chinese doctor practiced in Hawaii [n.d.]) and [s.n.] (art student in Japan [n.d.]).
m. Barbara Chu 1940; leading gynecologist in Hong Kong; examiner for gynecology in HKU.

[Mao had a profound interest in Aisan art and has beccome a  prominent collector as well as a scholar in that field. His enthusiasm was clearly manifested by his involvement in the leading organizations promoting Asian art and history: member, Oriental Ceramic Society in London (since 1965); founding President, Oriental Ceramic Society of Hong Kong (1974-1977), ; Honorary Advisor, Hong Kong Museum of Art (1974-2004); Chairman, Min Chiu Society 敏求精舍(1969-1971, 1974-1975); Founder and first Chairman (1980-1997), Chairman emeritus (since 1997), East Asian History of Science Foundation 香港東亞科學史基金會.]

[1] When attending an English public school in Shanghai, Mao anglicized his surname to Moore.


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