Portrait of Thomas Moran

Thomas Moran - Painting Reproductions Gallery 6 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

Green River Cliffs, Wyoming, 1881 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Green River Cliffs, Wyoming 1881

Oil Painting
$920
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: MOT-17083
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 63.5 x 157.5 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

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

The Mountain of the Holy Cross 1875

Oil Painting
$1430
Canvas Print
$52.88
SKU: MOT-17084
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 203 x 160 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Venice, 1900 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Venice 1900

Oil Painting
$654
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: MOT-17111
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 23 x 43.2 cm
Private Collection

Venice, 1890 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Venice 1890

Oil Painting
$680
Canvas Print
$45.83
SKU: MOT-17112
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 51 x 76 cm
Private Collection

East Hampton, 1916 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

East Hampton 1916

Oil Painting
$661
Canvas Print
$45.57
SKU: MOT-17113
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 51.4 x 76.8 cm
Private Collection

Grand Canyon in Mist, 1915 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Grand Canyon in Mist 1915

Oil Painting
$708
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: MOT-17114
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 35 x 51 cm
Private Collection

Evening on the Susquehanna, 1863 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Evening on the Susquehanna 1863

Oil Painting
$1025
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: MOT-17115
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 68.5 x 111.7 cm
Private Collection

Coconino Pines and Cliff, Arizona, 1902 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Coconino Pines and Cliff, Arizona 1902

Oil Painting
$719
Canvas Print
$45.83
SKU: MOT-17116
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 50.8 x 76.2 cm
Private Collection

Conway Castle, 1917 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Conway Castle 1917

Oil Painting
$693
Canvas Print
$46.57
SKU: MOT-17117
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 63.5 x 91.4 cm
Private Collection

Sunset on Long Island, 1901 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Sunset on Long Island 1901

Oil Painting
$801
Canvas Print
$50.78
SKU: MOT-17118
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 76.2 x 102.2 cm
Private Collection

Mountain of the Holy Cross, 1890 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Mountain of the Holy Cross 1890

Paper Print
$42.80
SKU: MOT-17876
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 45.2 x 31.5 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

View of Venice, 1888 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

View of Venice 1888

Paper Print
$42.80
SKU: MOT-17877
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 26.3 x 40 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Tower at Tower Falls, Yellowstone, 1872 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Tower at Tower Falls, Yellowstone 1872

Paper Print
$42.80
SKU: MOT-17878
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 36.2 x 26.4 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Pine Buttes, Wyoming, 1914 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Pine Buttes, Wyoming 1914

Oil Painting
$897
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: MOT-18146
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 36.2 x 71.7 cm
Dallas Museum of Art, Texas, USA

Mountain Scene, c.1865 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Mountain Scene c.1865

Oil Painting
$948
Canvas Print
$47.68
SKU: MOT-18147
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 96.8 x 137.8 cm
Dallas Museum of Art, Texas, USA

Sunset Cloud, Green River, Wyoming, 1917 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Sunset Cloud, Green River, Wyoming 1917

Oil Painting
$575
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: MOT-18175
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 24.8 x 33 cm
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, USA

Above Tower Falls, Yellowstone, 1872 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Above Tower Falls, Yellowstone 1872

Paper Print
$42.80
SKU: MOT-18176
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 38 x 26.7 cm
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, USA

Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone, 1872 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone 1872

Paper Print
$42.80
SKU: MOT-18177
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 36.3 x 26.4 cm
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, USA

Excelsior Geyser, Yellowstone Park, 1873 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Excelsior Geyser, Yellowstone Park 1873

Paper Print
$42.80
SKU: MOT-18178
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 32 x 24.8 cm
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, USA

Venice from the Tower of San Giorgio, 1900 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Venice from the Tower of San Giorgio 1900

Paper Print
$42.80
SKU: MOT-18179
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 38.1 x 66.7 cm
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, USA

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