Thomas Moran (1837-1926)

  • Thomas Moran (1837-1926)
  • East Hampton, Long Island, NY, 1881
  • Pastel on paper
  • 12 ¼ x 18 ¼ inches
  • Signed and dated 1881, lower right

Born in Bolton, Lancashire, England into a family of weavers, Thomas Moran and his family immigrated to Philadelphia in 1844, when Moran was seven years old. While he received almost no formal art training, Moran was apprenticed to a Philadelphia-based wood engraver during his teens. He also studied with his older brother Edward, a marine and historical painter with whom he would eventually share a studio. During the 1860s, Moran traveled to Europe, where he was very much influenced by both the highly atmospheric landscapes of J. M. W. Turner and the tonalist approach of Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot.

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Thomas Moran East Hampton, Long Island, NY, 1881
Thomas Moran East Hampton, Long Island, NY, 1881