Portrait of Thomas Moran

Thomas Moran - Painting Reproductions Gallery 2 of 6

1837-1926

English (Active in America) Hudson River School Painter

Thomas Moran (February 12, 1837 - August 25, 1926) from Bolton, England was a painter and printmaker of the Hudson River School who often painted the Rocky Mountains. Thomas Moran along with Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Hill, and William Keith are sometimes referred to as belonging to the Rocky Mountain School of landscape painters because of all of the Western landscapes made by this group.

Moran's family emigrated from England in 1844 and settled in Pennsylvania. He began his artistic career as an teenage apprentice to the Philadelphia wood-engraving firm Scattergood & Telfer. After two years of training, he produced illustrations and works in watercolour and began developing lithographs of landscapes around the Great Lakes in the 1860s. Moran was introduced to the work of J. M. W. Turner while studying in England in 1862, and acknowledged Turner's influence on his use of color and choice of landscapes. During the 1870s and 1880s Moran's designs for wood-engraved illustrations appeared in major magazines and gift oriented publications.

Moran was married to Scottish born Mary Nimmo Moran (1842-99), an etcher and landscape painter. The couple had two daughters and a son. His brothers Edward (1829-1901), John (1831-1902) and Peter (1841-1914) were also active as artists. He died in Santa Barbara, California on August 26, 1926.

Thomas Moran's vision of the Western landscape was critical to the creation of Yellowstone National Park. Moran's pencil and watercolor field sketches and paintings captured the grandeur and documented the extraordinary terrain and natural features of the Yellowstone region. Moran's artwork was presented to members of Congress by park proponents.

At the request of American financier Jay Cooke, and at his own expense, Moran agreed to join the the survey team of the Hayden Geological Survey of 1871 in their exploration of the Yellowstone region. During forty days in the wilderness area, Moran visually documented over 30 different sites and produced a diary of the expedition's progress and daily activities. His sketches, along with photographs produced by survey member William Henry Jackson, captured the nation's attention and helped inspire Congress to establish the National Park System in 1916.

140 Paintings of Thomas Moran

The Much Resounding Sea, 1884 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

The Much Resounding Sea 1884

Oil Painting
$821
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: MOT-9256
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 63.9 x 158.2 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Sunset, Pueblo del Wape, Arizona, 1880 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Sunset, Pueblo del Wape, Arizona 1880

Oil Painting
$810
Canvas Print
$47.43
SKU: MOT-9257
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 64.6 x 54 cm
Bolton Museum and Art Gallery, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Sunset at Sea, 1906 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Sunset at Sea 1906

Oil Painting
$955
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: MOT-9258
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 76.7 x 102.1 cm
Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, USA

The Dell, 1878 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

The Dell 1878

Oil Painting
$675
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: MOT-9259
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 26 x 35.2 cm
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, USA

Venice, 1898 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Venice 1898

Oil Painting
$816
SKU: MOT-9260
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 35.5 x 49 cm
Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA

View of Venice, 1890 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

View of Venice 1890

Oil Painting
$827
SKU: MOT-9261
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 50.1 x 62.2 cm
Memorial Art Gallery at the University of Rochester, New York, USA

A Scene on the Tohickon Creek: Autumn, 1868 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

A Scene on the Tohickon Creek: Autumn 1868

Oil Painting
$1062
Canvas Print
$45.20
SKU: MOT-9262
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 76.2 x 114.3 cm
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota, USA

Venice, 1887 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Venice 1887

Oil Painting
$810
SKU: MOT-9263
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 51.6 x 76.4 cm
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, USA

Grand Canyon of the Colorado River, c.1892/08 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Grand Canyon of the Colorado River c.1892/08

Oil Painting
$917
Canvas Print
$64.27
SKU: MOT-9264
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 134.6 x 238.8 cm
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, USA

A View of Venice, 1891 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

A View of Venice 1891

Oil Painting
$839
Canvas Print
$48.80
SKU: MOT-9265
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 89.2 x 64.1 cm
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, USA

Cliffs of the Upper Colorado River, Wyoming Territory, 1882 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Cliffs of the Upper Colorado River, Wyoming Territory 1882

Oil Painting
$769
Canvas Print
$45.83
SKU: MOT-9266
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 40.5 x 61 cm
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, USA

Fort George Island, Florida, 1878 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Fort George Island, Florida 1878

Oil Painting
$672
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: MOT-9267
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 22.9 x 30.8 cm
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, USA

Mist in Kanab Canyon, Utah, 1892 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Mist in Kanab Canyon, Utah 1892

Oil Painting
$869
Canvas Print
$58.83
SKU: MOT-9268
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 112.7 x 97.5 cm
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, USA

Rainbow over the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, 1900 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Rainbow over the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone 1900

Oil Painting
$1134
Canvas Print
$55.36
SKU: MOT-9269
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 76.5 x 94 cm
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, USA

The Chasm of the Colorado, c.1873/74 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

The Chasm of the Colorado c.1873/74

Oil Painting
$936
SKU: MOT-9270
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 214.3 x 367.6 cm
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, USA

The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, c.1893/01 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone c.1893/01

Oil Painting
$987
Canvas Print
$64.27
SKU: MOT-9271
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 245.1 x 427.8 cm
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, USA

Valley of Cuernavaca, 1903 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Valley of Cuernavaca 1903

Oil Painting
$736
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: MOT-9272
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 35.9 x 68.9 cm
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, USA

Autumn on the Wissahickon, 1864 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Autumn on the Wissahickon 1864

Oil Painting
$1596
Canvas Print
$45.20
SKU: MOT-9273
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 76.8 x 114.9 cm
Terra Museum of American Art, Chicago, USA

Shoshone Falls on the Snake River, 1900 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Shoshone Falls on the Snake River 1900

Oil Painting
$1104
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: MOT-9274
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 180.3 x 335.3 cm
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, USA

Pass at Glencoe, Scotland, 1882 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Pass at Glencoe, Scotland 1882

Paper Print
$43.17
SKU: MOT-9275
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 70.8 x 96.2 cm
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, USA

Sunset, Amagansett, 1905 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Sunset, Amagansett 1905

Oil Painting
$818
Canvas Print
$51.02
SKU: MOT-9276
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 77.5 x 103 cm
Private Collection

The White Mountains, 1874 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

The White Mountains 1874

Oil Painting
$695
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: MOT-9278
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 28.5 x 40.6 cm
Private Collection

Shepherdess Watching Her Flock, c.1867 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Shepherdess Watching Her Flock c.1867

Oil Painting
$1026
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: MOT-9279
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 101.6 x 167.6 cm
Private Collection

View of Venice, 1901 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

View of Venice 1901

Oil Painting
$830
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: MOT-9280
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 50.8 x 76.2 cm
Private Collection

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