A strong interest in nature, animals and the landscape influenced the many works of Benson Bond Moore. Throughout his career he created well over three thousand works, including paintings, engravings, illustrations, etchings and lithographs.
Born in Washington, D.C. in 1882, he lived and worked in the city for the majority of his life. He had learned the art of framing and paint restoration from his father. He continued his studies at the Linthicum Institute and the Corcoran School of art, where he studied under some of the late nineteenth century's premier landscape painters.
His first professional work was with an engraving company, where he was able to assist Alexander Graham Bell to develop hearing aids for the deaf. At this time he began teaching publicly and privately as well and focused primarily on etching.
He soon befriended several other artists and together they formed the "Ramblers Sketch Club", which would take painting excursions and hold open discussions about one another's works. By 1920 the Club would become the Washington Landscape Club. Moore would eventually hold membership in dozens of other associations, and he would exhibit frequently, both with clubs and in solo shows.
Later in his life he was commissioned to restore paintings by Thomas Moran in the rotunda of the nation's Capitol, and this work took up almost a decade of his life. When his wife died in the 1950s he relocated to Florida, where his vision began to fail. He continued to paint, however, up until the time of his death in 1974.
His paintings are in the permanent collections of several major museums including the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown, Maryland.