(1829 - 1901)
Edward Moran was active/lived in Pennsylvania, New York. Edward Moran is known for seascape painting, specialty-landscapes.
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Born in England, Edward Moran is best known for his marine paintings,
and is credited with the Moran family's entry into the art world.
family immigrated to Maryland in 1844 from Lancashire, England, where
his father was a hand loom weaver. Edward, who was one of twelve
children, left home to work in a cotton factory in Philadelphia.
He impressed his employer with the large, wall-sized, sketches he did,
and was encouraged to pursue art as a career. He and his brother
studied and shared a studio in Philadelphia and then both returned for
a time to England. There copying the paintings of J M W Turner
heavily influenced them.
In the mid-1850s, when Philadelphia
was experiencing the peak of
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