Portrait of Thomas Moran

Thomas Moran - Painting Reproductions Gallery 3 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

Venetian Scene, 1894 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Venetian Scene 1894

Oil Painting
$790
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: MOT-9281
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 35.6 x 50.8 cm
Private Collection

View of Venice, 1897 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

View of Venice 1897

Oil Painting
$733
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: MOT-9282
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 28.3 x 43.5 cm
Private Collection

Bringing Home the Cattle - Coast of Florida, 1879 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Bringing Home the Cattle - Coast of Florida 1879

Oil Painting
$798
Canvas Print
$45.33
SKU: MOT-9283
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 82.5 x 125.7 cm
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, USA

An Indian Paradise (Green River, Wyoming), 1911 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

An Indian Paradise (Green River, Wyoming) 1911

Oil Painting
$999
Canvas Print
$50.65
SKU: MOT-9284
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 76.2 x 101.6 cm
Dallas Museum of Art, Texas, USA

Cascade Falls, Yosemite, 1905 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Cascade Falls, Yosemite 1905

Oil Painting
$798
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: MOT-9285
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 74.3 x 48.9 cm
Private Collection

Great Falls of Yellowstone, 1898 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Great Falls of Yellowstone 1898

Oil Painting
$832
SKU: MOT-9286
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 76.2 x 63.5 cm
Private Collection

The Wilds of Lake Superior, 1864 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

The Wilds of Lake Superior 1864

Oil Painting
$929
Canvas Print
$45.33
SKU: MOT-9287
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 76.2 x 114.3 cm
New Britain Museum of American Art, Connecticut, USA

Green River of Wyoming, 1878 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Green River of Wyoming 1878

Oil Painting
$1047
SKU: MOT-9288
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 63.5 x 121.9 cm
Private Collection

A Passing Shower in the Yellowstone Canyon, 1903 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

A Passing Shower in the Yellowstone Canyon 1903

Oil Painting
$821
Canvas Print
$53.99
SKU: MOT-9289
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 40.6 x 50.8 cm
Private Collection

A Side Canyon, Grand Canyon, Arizona, 1905 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

A Side Canyon, Grand Canyon, Arizona 1905

Oil Painting
$716
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: MOT-9290
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 35.6 x 50.8 cm
Private Collection

A Side Canyon, Grand Canyon of Arizona, 1915 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

A Side Canyon, Grand Canyon of Arizona 1915

Oil Painting
$689
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: MOT-9291
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 31.1 x 25.4 cm
Private Collection

Santa Barbara Mission, 1916 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Santa Barbara Mission 1916

Oil Painting
$684
Canvas Print
$47.00
SKU: MOT-9292
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 40.6 x 51.4 cm
Private Collection

Bay of Baiae, Sunrise, 1867 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Bay of Baiae, Sunrise 1867

Oil Painting
$790
Canvas Print
$45.08
SKU: MOT-9293
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 50.8 x 76.2 cm
Private Collection

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
$45.57
SKU: MOT-9294
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 100.6 x 150.5 cm
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, USA

View of Venice, 1892 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

View of Venice 1892

Oil Painting
$646
SKU: MOT-9295
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 27.3 x 41.9 cm
Private Collection

Winter in the Rockies, 1867 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Winter in the Rockies 1867

Oil Painting
$839
Canvas Print
$76.09
SKU: MOT-9296
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 91.5 x 80.7 cm
Private Collection

Moonlit Shipwreck At Sea, 1901 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Moonlit Shipwreck At Sea 1901

Oil Painting
$818
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: MOT-9297
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 76.2 x 102.2 cm
Private Collection

Head of the Yellowstone River, 1875 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Head of the Yellowstone River 1875

Paper Print
$42.80
SKU: MOT-12066
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 24.7 x 35.5 cm
Whitney Gallery of Western Art, Wyoming, USA

The Musquito Trail, Rocky Mountains of Colorado, 1875 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

The Musquito Trail, Rocky Mountains of Colorado 1875

Paper Print
$42.80
SKU: MOT-12067
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 25.4 x 36.5 cm
Whitney Gallery of Western Art, Wyoming, USA

Tower Falls and Sulphur Mountain, 1875 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Tower Falls and Sulphur Mountain 1875

Paper Print
$42.80
SKU: MOT-12068
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 24.7 x 35.5 cm
Whitney Gallery of Western Art, Wyoming, USA

Valley of Babbling Waters, 1876 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Valley of Babbling Waters 1876

Paper Print
$42.80
SKU: MOT-12069
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 24.7 x 35.5 cm
Whitney Gallery of Western Art, Wyoming, USA

Summit of the Sierras, Nevada, 1875 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Summit of the Sierras, Nevada 1875

Paper Print
$42.80
SKU: MOT-12070
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 36.2 x 25 cm
Whitney Gallery of Western Art, Wyoming, USA

The Grand Canon, Yellowstone, 1875 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

The Grand Canon, Yellowstone 1875

Paper Print
$42.80
SKU: MOT-12071
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 27.3 x 38.1 cm
Whitney Gallery of Western Art, Wyoming, USA

The Great Salt Lake of Utah, 1875 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

The Great Salt Lake of Utah 1875

Paper Print
$42.80
SKU: MOT-12072
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 24.7 x 35.5 cm
Whitney Gallery of Western Art, Wyoming, USA

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