After early study at the School of Design in San Francisco, Theodore Wores traveled to Munich in 1876 to complete his artistic training. By 1882, after some additional travel in Europe, he returned to San Francisco to teach art and paint Oriental subjects based on what he saw in the Chinatown section of the city. In 1885 he traveled to Japan and remained there for three years. His Japanese paintings, along with Oriental subjects painted in San Francisco, met with great success both in the United States and in London, so in 1892 he decided to return to Japan once again to paint. Two years later he settled in New York, where he maintained a studio until the end of the century. During the years he had a studio in New York, Wores frequently painted on Long Island. The quaint village of East Hampton attracted the attention of many New York artists during this period. One of the first artists to establish a permanent summer residence in East Hampton, Thomas Moran was instrumental in attracting other New York artists to the area. Wores painted several views of Thomas Moran’s house and garden on visits to East Hampton between 1894 and 1900.