Thomas Moran

Painting, Visual Artist

1837 – 1926

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Who was Thomas Moran?

Thomas Moran from Bolton, England was an American painter and printmaker of the Hudson River School in New York whose work often featured the Rocky Mountains. Moran and his family took residence in New York where he obtained work as an artist. A talented illustrator and exquisite colorist, Moran was hired as an illustrator at Scribner's Monthly. During the late 1860s, he was appointed the chief illustrator of the magazine, a position that helped him launch his career as one of the premier painters of the American landscape.

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.

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Born
Feb 12, 1837
Bolton
Siblings
Nationality
  • United States of America
  • England
Profession
Lived in
  • Bolton
Died
Aug 25, 1926
Santa Barbara

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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