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Thomas Moran

American painter, born England

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Born 12 January 1837; died 25 August 1926. In 1844, Moran and his family settled in Maryland. Moran began his career in the 1850s as a wood engraver in Philadelphia. In the mid-1850s, he studied painting in Philadelphia under his brother Edward Moran. Moran and his brother travelled to England in 1862 to study painting. In the 1860s, Moran also visited France and Italy. In 1871, Moran accompanied the Geological Survey of Yellowstone National Park, Colorado. In 1872, Moran established himself in New York City. In 1916, Moran moved to Santa Barbara, California.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500015257.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Thomas Moran:

Thomas Moran Passaic Meadows, 1879 Etching printed in brown ink on laid paper
Thomas Moran Twilight in Arizona, 1880 Etching and roulette printed in dark brown ink on heavyweight laid paper
Thomas Moran Bridge in the Pass of Glencoe, 1882 Etching and roulette printed in brown ink on wove paper
Thomas Moran A Tower of Cortes, Mexico, 1883 Etching printed in brown ink on wove paper with gilt edges
Thomas Moran Tower of Cortes, Mexico, 1883 Etching and roulette on wove paper
Louis Prang and Co. after Thomas Moran Hot Springs of Gardiner’s River, Yellowstone, ca. 1876 Color lithograph (chromolithograph)
Mary Nimmo Moran after Thomas Moran Edge of the Forest, 1888 Etching on satin fabric
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