(1837 - 1926)
Thomas Moran was active/lived in Pennsylvania, California. Thomas Moran is known for landscape and marine painting, topography.
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Regarded as the primary artist of the final decades of Western
exploration, Thomas Moran made eight trips West between 1871 and 1892
and created a body of oil and watercolor sketches that remain a primary
record of that period. In fact, his painting was so associated with the
West that he was referred to as T. Yellowstone Moran. In 1873, he began
signing his name with a monogram that incorporated "Y" into his
initials, and from 1911, he added a thumbprint.
He was born in
Bolton, Lancashire, England, and his father was a hand-loom weaver. In
1844, his family emigrated to Philadelphia where in 1853, he
apprenticed to a wood engraving firm and sketched designs on blocks. He
also studied with his old
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