Teacher Resources

Ron Moppett

Fit to Kill, 1976

Artist Ron Moppet suggests that it isn't so much the paintings that interest him, but the dichotomy between the subjects of the paintings and the life lived by the artist.

"I dream my painting, and then I paint my dream."
- Vincent van Gogh

Essential Questions

  • How does knowing more about the personal life of an artist affect how we look at his or her work?
  • In your study of art history, have you discovered any artists whose work contrasts the lives they live or the persona they chose to reveal?


  • How would you empathize with one of these artists and describe them in a painting?
  • What is personal imagery?