(1862 - 1935)
Percy (Edward Percy) Moran was active/lived in New York, Pennsylvania. Percy Moran is known for genre, landscape, portrait and historical subject painting.
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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.
Biography from Doyle New York
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
He also traveled to London and Paris, studying there at the Academie Julian (1884).
Peter Hastings Falk, Editor, Who Was Who in American Art
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
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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
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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