Portrait of Thomas Moran

Thomas Moran - Painting Reproductions Gallery 4 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

Great Falls of Snake River, 1876 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Great Falls of Snake River 1876

Paper Print
$42.80
SKU: MOT-12073
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 24.7 x 35.5 cm
Whitney Gallery of Western Art, Wyoming, USA

The Mountain of the Holy Cross, Colorado, c.1875 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

The Mountain of the Holy Cross, Colorado c.1875

Paper Print
$42.80
SKU: MOT-12074
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 35.5 x 24.7 cm
Whitney Gallery of Western Art, Wyoming, USA

The Towers of Tower Falls, Yellowstone, 1875 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

The Towers of Tower Falls, Yellowstone 1875

Paper Print
$42.80
SKU: MOT-12075
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 35.5 x 24.7 cm
Whitney Gallery of Western Art, Wyoming, USA

Great Blue Spring of the Lower Geyser Basin, Firehole River, Yellowstone, 1872 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Great Blue Spring of the Lower Geyser Basin, ... 1872

Paper Print
$42.80
SKU: MOT-12076
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 23.5 x 42 cm
Whitney Gallery of Western Art, Wyoming, USA

Cliffs of Green River, Wyoming, c.1909/10 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Cliffs of Green River, Wyoming c.1909/10

Oil Painting
$974
Canvas Print
$75.14
SKU: MOT-12174
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 51 x 76.4 cm
White House Museum, Washington, USA

The Three Tetons, 1895 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

The Three Tetons 1895

Oil Painting
$909
Canvas Print
$45.33
SKU: MOT-12175
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 52.4 x 77.5 cm
White House Museum, Washington, USA

Smelting Works at Denver, 1892 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Smelting Works at Denver 1892

Paper Print
$42.80
SKU: MOT-12234
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 24 x 31.8 cm
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, USA

Basin of San Marco, 1897 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Basin of San Marco 1897

Paper Print
$42.80
SKU: MOT-12235
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 30.3 x 48.1 cm
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, USA

The Ruby Range, Nevada, 1879 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

The Ruby Range, Nevada 1879

Paper Print
$42.80
SKU: MOT-12236
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 19.6 x 36.2 cm
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, USA

Moonlight Seascape, 1892 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Moonlight Seascape 1892

Oil Painting
$517
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: MOT-12237
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 38 x 59 cm
The Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College, Florida, USA

View of the Susquehanna, undated by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

View of the Susquehanna undated

Paper Print
$42.80
SKU: MOT-12238
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 33 x 48.2 cm
Colby College Museum of Art, Maine, USA

Morning, Outskirts of Venice, 1907 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Morning, Outskirts of Venice 1907

Oil Painting
$775
Canvas Print
$75.30
SKU: MOT-12239
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 50.8 x 76.2 cm
Colby College Museum of Art, Maine, USA

Acoma, 1902 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Acoma 1902

Oil Painting
$790
Canvas Print
$76.10
SKU: MOT-12240
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 50.8 x 76.2 cm
Colby College Museum of Art, Maine, USA

The Splendor of Venice, 1897 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

The Splendor of Venice 1897

Oil Painting
$769
SKU: MOT-15160
Thomas Moran
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Harbor Scenes (The Splendor of Venice), 1894 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Harbor Scenes (The Splendor of Venice) 1894

Oil Painting
$675
SKU: MOT-15161
Thomas Moran
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Lower Geyser Basin, 1873 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Lower Geyser Basin 1873

Paper Print
$42.80
SKU: MOT-17039
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 24 x 35 cm
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, USA

The Grotto Geyser, Firehole Basin, 1872 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

The Grotto Geyser, Firehole Basin 1872

Paper Print
$44.24
SKU: MOT-17040
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 44.8 x 60 cm
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, USA

The Three Tetons, 1881 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

The Three Tetons 1881

Oil Painting
$599
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: MOT-17041
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 33.7 x 48.6 cm
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, USA

Columbus Approaching San Salvadore, 1860 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Columbus Approaching San Salvadore 1860

Oil Painting
$1565
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: MOT-17042
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 72.7 x 127 cm
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, USA

Great Hot Springs Yellowstone Park, 1893 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Great Hot Springs Yellowstone Park 1893

Oil Painting
$666
Canvas Print
$45.57
SKU: MOT-17043
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 49.5 x 75 cm
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, USA

Venetian Seaport, Vera Cruz, 1885 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Venetian Seaport, Vera Cruz 1885

Oil Painting
$646
Canvas Print
$46.32
SKU: MOT-17044
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 75 x 50 cm
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, USA

Summer on the Susquehanna, 1862 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Summer on the Susquehanna 1862

Oil Painting
$760
Canvas Print
$56.97
SKU: MOT-17045
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 60.3 x 49.8 cm
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, USA

Icebergs in Mid-Atlantic, 1890 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Icebergs in Mid-Atlantic 1890

Oil Painting
$786
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: MOT-17046
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 189.2 x 300.4 cm
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, USA

Venice: Reminiscence of Vera Cruz, Mexico, 1886 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Venice: Reminiscence of Vera Cruz, Mexico 1886

Oil Painting
$800
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: MOT-17047
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 44.5 x 70 cm
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, USA

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