George Michael Moser (1706-1783) was a renowned artist and enameller of the 18th century, notably for his fine "en grisaille" enamel technique and repoussé work on watch cases.
Born in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, Moser trained initially as a coppersmith in Geneva, later learning additional skills as a chaser, goldsmith, engraver and enameller.
He moved to London during the 1720s and became the Royal Academy's first Keeper. As a teacher at the Academy, Moser taught many notable artists including William Blake. He also taught at the St Martin's Lane Academy and was drawing master to the British Royal family.
Moser and his daughter Mary Moser, the celebrated floral painter, were among the founder members of the Royal Academy in 1768.