Thomas Moran Etchings, Art and Prints
Thomas Moran (1837 – 1926) was born in England but is considered to be one of the great American artists of the 19th Century. He is the most famous member of a very illustrious family: not only were brothers Peter Moran and Edward Moran talented artists in their own right, but he also married Mary Nimmo Moran, and her etchings are often considered to be the equal of his.
The career of Thomas Moran can be divided into several periods: he was considered part of the Hudson River School when he lived in New York, and executed beautiful scenes of the Hudson Valley, and also of Florida around St. Augustine. He also traveled to Venice, and some Thomas Moran paintings owe much to the artistic influence of J. M. W. Turner in his earlier, less impressionistic style.
Later he toured the frontier of the American West, and was an important part of the Rocky Mountain School of art; the magnificent Thomas Moran etchings and paintings of that period can be considered among his masterpieces. Here we celebrate Moran as a printmaker.