Portrait of Thomas Moran

Thomas Moran Painting Reproductions Gallery 1 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 Thomas Moran Paintings

Approaching Storm, Amagansett, 1884 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Approaching Storm, Amagansett 1884

Oil Painting
$806
SKU: MOT-9232
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 40.6 x 50.8 cm
Private Collection

Cattle Watering, 1888 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Cattle Watering 1888

Oil Painting
$822
SKU: MOT-9233
Thomas Moran
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Maravatio, Mexico, 1912 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Maravatio, Mexico 1912

Oil Painting
$466
SKU: MOT-9234
Thomas Moran
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Old Bridge Over Hook Pond, 1907 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

The Old Bridge Over Hook Pond 1907

Oil Painting
$682
SKU: MOT-9235
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 51.4 x 76.8 cm
Private Collection

The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, 1872 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone 1872

Oil Painting
$1726
Canvas Print
$47.84
SKU: MOT-9236
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 213 x 266.3 cm
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, USA

Point Lobos, Monterey, California, 1912 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Point Lobos, Monterey, California 1912

Oil Painting
$1089
Canvas Print
$54.57
SKU: MOT-9237
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 76.7 x 102.2 cm
White House Museum, Washington, USA

The Rapids Above Niagara, Undated by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

The Rapids Above Niagara Undated

Oil Painting
$793
SKU: MOT-9238
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 51.4 x 76.8 cm
Private Collection

Children of the Mountain, 1866 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Children of the Mountain 1866

Oil Painting
$1363
Canvas Print
$58.66
SKU: MOT-9239
Thomas Moran
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Sunset Vespers at the Old Rugged Cross, Undated by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Sunset Vespers at the Old Rugged Cross Undated

Oil Painting
$836
SKU: MOT-9240
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 55.9 x 91.4 cm
Private Collection

The Coast of Florida, 1882 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

The Coast of Florida 1882

Oil Painting
$677
SKU: MOT-9241
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 31.8 x 42 cm
Bolton Museum and Art Gallery, Lancashire, United Kingdom

A Miracle of Nature, 1913 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

A Miracle of Nature 1913

Oil Painting
$886
SKU: MOT-9242
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 51.1 x 76.5 cm
Private Collection

An Arizona Sunset Near the Grand Canyon, 1898 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

An Arizona Sunset Near the Grand Canyon 1898

Oil Painting
$895
SKU: MOT-9243
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 50.8 x 76.2 cm
Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, USA

Summer Storm, 1903 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Summer Storm 1903

Oil Painting
$634
SKU: MOT-9244
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 61 x 91.4 cm
Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, USA

Autumn Scene, 1902 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Autumn Scene 1902

Oil Painting
$646
SKU: MOT-9245
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 50.3 x 60.3 cm
Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, USA

Venice, 1897 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Venice 1897

Oil Painting
$911
SKU: MOT-9246
Thomas Moran
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Fisherman's Wedding Party, 1892 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

The Fisherman's Wedding Party 1892

Oil Painting
$900
Canvas Print
$52.20
SKU: MOT-9247
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 61 x 83.8 cm
Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan, USA

Venice, 1894 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Venice 1894

Oil Painting
$694
Canvas Print
$47.84
SKU: MOT-9248
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 12.7 x 21.6 cm
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, USA

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Wyoming, 1906 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Wyoming 1906

Oil Painting
$974
Canvas Print
$79.30
SKU: MOT-9249
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 50.8 x 76.2 cm
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, USA

Grand Canyon with Rainbow, 1912 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Grand Canyon with Rainbow 1912

Oil Painting
$964
Canvas Print
$59.98
SKU: MOT-9250
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 63.5 x 76.2 cm
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, USA

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, 1893 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone 1893

Oil Painting
$926
Canvas Print
$48.77
SKU: MOT-9251
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 50.5 x 40.3 cm
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, USA

The Teton Range, 1897 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

The Teton Range 1897

Oil Painting
$1217
Canvas Print
$47.85
SKU: MOT-9252
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 76.2 x 114.3 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Golden Gate, Yellowstone National Park, 1893 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Golden Gate, Yellowstone National Park 1893

Oil Painting
$1095
Canvas Print
$87.80
SKU: MOT-9253
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 92 x 127.6 cm
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA

Zoroaster Peak (Grand Canyon, Arizona), 1918 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Zoroaster Peak (Grand Canyon, Arizona) 1918

Oil Painting
$759
Canvas Print
$47.84
SKU: MOT-9254
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 22.8 x 30.4 cm
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA

Pueblo at Sunset (Laguna), 1901 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Pueblo at Sunset (Laguna) 1901

Oil Painting
$850
Canvas Print
$80.31
SKU: MOT-9255
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 50.8 x 75.9 cm
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA

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