Portrait of Thomas Moran

Thomas Moran Painting Reproductions Gallery 5 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

Side Canyon of the Colorado, 1878 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Side Canyon of the Colorado 1878

Oil Painting
$936
Canvas Print
$63.27
SKU: MOT-17048
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 113.7 x 98.4 cm
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, USA

Cortez Tower, Mexico, 1883 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Cortez Tower, Mexico 1883

Oil Painting
$1284
Canvas Print
$50.62
SKU: MOT-17049
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 87.6 x 62.2 cm
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, USA

Seascape, 1924 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Seascape 1924

Oil Painting
$688
Canvas Print
$50.35
SKU: MOT-17050
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 50.2 x 72.4 cm
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, USA

The Castle Geyser, Fire Hole Basin, a.1873 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

The Castle Geyser, Fire Hole Basin a.1873

Paper Print
$45.56
SKU: MOT-17051
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 19 x 28 cm
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, USA

The Glory of the Canyon, 1875 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

The Glory of the Canyon 1875

Oil Painting
$998
Canvas Print
$53.12
SKU: MOT-17052
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 130.2 x 96 cm
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, USA

The Rocks of Acoma, 1904 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

The Rocks of Acoma 1904

Oil Painting
$1057
Canvas Print
$47.84
SKU: MOT-17053
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 58.4 x 93.3 cm
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, USA

The Upper Falls of the Yellowstone, 1872 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

The Upper Falls of the Yellowstone 1872

Paper Print
$54.74
SKU: MOT-17054
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 54.6 x 67.3 cm
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, USA

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

The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone 1872

Paper Print
$52.35
SKU: MOT-17055
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 67.3 x 54.6 cm
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, USA

The Yellowstone Range, near the Crow Mission, 1872 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

The Yellowstone Range, near the Crow Mission 1872

Paper Print
$45.56
SKU: MOT-17056
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 44.8 x 60.2 cm
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, USA

The Main Springs at Gardiner's River, 1872 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

The Main Springs at Gardiner's River 1872

Paper Print
$45.56
SKU: MOT-17057
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 45 x 60 cm
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, USA

California Landscape, 1924 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

California Landscape 1924

Oil Painting
$713
Canvas Print
$60.37
SKU: MOT-17058
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 75 x 62.2 cm
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, USA

The Grand Canyon, 1913 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

The Grand Canyon 1913

Oil Painting
$1407
Canvas Print
$54.57
SKU: MOT-17059
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 75 x 100.6 cm
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, USA

Laguna Pueblo, 1919 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Laguna Pueblo 1919

Oil Painting
$621
Canvas Print
$58.78
SKU: MOT-17060
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 51.8 x 62 cm
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, USA

Grand Canyon, 1920 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Grand Canyon 1920

Oil Painting
$702
Canvas Print
$48.77
SKU: MOT-17061
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 52 x 77.5 cm
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, USA

Falls at Toltec Gorge, 1913 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Falls at Toltec Gorge 1913

Oil Painting
$1247
Canvas Print
$53.39
SKU: MOT-17062
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 101.6 x 76.2 cm
Public Collection

Valley of the Catawissa in Autumn, c.1862 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Valley of the Catawissa in Autumn c.1862

Oil Painting
$1320
Canvas Print
$47.84
SKU: MOT-17063
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 101 x 161.3 cm
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Arkansas, USA

Fiercely the Red Sun Descending, undated by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Fiercely the Red Sun Descending undated

Oil Painting
$825
Canvas Print
$48.24
SKU: MOT-17064
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 84.3 x 127 cm
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, USA

Opalescent Venice, undated by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Opalescent Venice undated

Oil Painting
$697
Canvas Print
$67.23
SKU: MOT-17065
Thomas Moran
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Grand Canal, Venice, 1898 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Grand Canal, Venice 1898

Oil Painting
$827
Canvas Print
$47.84
SKU: MOT-17077
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 36.2 x 51.4 cm
Public Collection

Venice, 1898 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Venice 1898

Oil Painting
$1133
Canvas Print
$47.84
SKU: MOT-17078
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 40.6 x 81.3 cm
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, USA

Shoshone Falls, Snake River, Idaho, undated by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Shoshone Falls, Snake River, Idaho undated

Paper Print
$45.56
SKU: MOT-17079
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 24.5 x 35.5 cm
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, USA

Green River, Wyoming, 1907 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Green River, Wyoming 1907

Oil Painting
$840
Canvas Print
$50.35
SKU: MOT-17080
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 50.8 x 72.4 cm
Public Collection

Hot Springs of the Yellowstone, 1872 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

Hot Springs of the Yellowstone 1872

Paper Print
$45.56
SKU: MOT-17081
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 40.6 x 76.2 cm
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California, USA

The Juniata, Evening, 1864 by Thomas Moran | Painting Reproduction

The Juniata, Evening 1864

Oil Painting
$896
Canvas Print
$47.85
SKU: MOT-17082
Thomas Moran
Original Size: 50.8 x 76.2 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

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