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Lived/Active: New York/Pennsylvania      Known for: genre, landscape, portrait and historical subject painting

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BIOGRAPHY for Percy Moran
1862 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
1935 (New York City)

New York/Pennsylvania

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Born in Philadelphia into an artistic family, Percy Moran established his reputation with genre scenes of children and rural life in colonial America. He was a specialist in Colonial and historical subjects, genre and landscapes. Many of his works were reproduced in photogravures, mezzotint and colored etchings, and published in books and magazines.

His father was marine artist Edward Moran, and his uncle was Thomas Moran, nationally famous western landscape painter.  He spent much time learning from his father in his studio and attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the National Academy of Design in New York.

He also traveled to London and Paris, studying there at the Academie Julian (1884).

Peter Hastings Falk, Editor, Who Was Who in American Art

Biography from Doyle New York:
The son of the marine painter Edward Moran and nephew of Thomas Moran, Percy studied with his father and also attended classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and at the National Academy of Design. After additional studies abroad, Percy maintained studios in New York City and Long Island. The Moran brothers were pioneers on the East End, among the first artists to maintain studios on eastern Long Island. Thomas built the first artist's studio in East Hampton, and Edward and his sons Peter and Percy maintained studios in Greenport, on the North Fork. Although Percy specialized in nostalgic subjects inspired by American history - a theme that came into vogue as a consequence of the Centennial celebrations in 1876 - he also depicted some Long Island scenes. His painting Dreaming of Home Sweet Home, which includes a dreamlike image of the celebrated home of John Howard Payne in East Hampton and is nearly contemporaneous with this charming beach scene, is owned by the East Hampton Free Library. It was the early presence on the East End of the Morans and other artists lured by the region's scenic beauty that attracted the first summer visitors to the Hamptons, resulting in a flourishing summer colony. In the present work, a bevy of fashionably attired ladies enjoy the sun on the beach at East Hampton, their faces sheltered from the rays by elaborate bonnets and parasols. Nearby, their children frolic in the sand, relishing the pleasures of a day at the shore. In the distance at right may be seen the original pavilions, providing lockers amenities to eager beach-goers.

Biography from Altermann Galleries and Auctioneers, IV:
Edward Percy Moran ("Percy") (1862 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - 1935 in New York City) was an American artist known for his scenes of American history.

He was born in Philadelphia to Edward Moran, a notable artist who immigrated to the United States from England.  He studied under his father and at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and National Academy of Design.

He was a painter of historical American subjects and examples of his work are in many prominent collections.  He died in New York City in 1935.

His brother Leon Moran (born 1864), and his uncles Peter Moran (born 1842) and Thomas Moran, and his cousin Jean Leon Gerome Ferris, also were prominent American artists.[

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