Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Thomas Moran - part 4

Thomas Moran (1837 – 1926) originally from Bolton, England was an American painter and printmaker of the Hudson River School in New York whose work often featured the Rocky Mountains. Moran and his family took residence in New York where he obtained work as an artist. A talented illustrator and colourist, Moran was hired as an illustrator at Scribner's Monthly. During the late 1860s, he was appointed the chief illustrator of the magazine, a position that helped him launch his career as one of the premier painters of the American landscape.

Moran along with Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Hill, and William Keith are sometimes referred to as belonging to the Rocky Mountain School of landscape painters because of all of the Western landscapes made by this group.

This is part 4 of a 5-part post on the works on the works of Thomas Moran. Works appear chronologically, but a number of undated works will be in part 5. For biographical notes on Moran see part 1.


1880 Sunset on the Moor 
watercolour 33.7 x 25.4 cm

c1880-89 Beverly, New Jersey 
watercolour on paper 18 x 35.5 cm

1881 On the St. John's River, Florida 
oil on canvas 25.4 x 40.6 cm

c1881 Toltec Gorge, Colorado 
watercolour 31.9 x 24.1 cm

1882 Cliffs of the Upper Colorado River, Wyoming Territory 
oil on canvas 40.5 x 61 cm

1882 Nearing Camp, Evening on the Upper Colorado River, Wyoming 
oil on canvas

1882 Pass at Glencoe, Scotland

1883 The Mountain Range on the West Side of San Luis Valley above San Francisco 
watercolour on paper 25.4 x 36.2 cm

1887 Venice 
oil on canvas 51.6 x 76.4 cm

1891 A View of Venice 
oil on canvas 89.2 x 64.1 cm

1892 Mist in Kanab Canyon, Utah 
oil on canvas 112.7 x 97.5 cm

1892 Smelting Works at Denver 
watercolour, gouache 24 x 31.8 cm

1892 The Cañon of the Belle Fourche, Wyoming 
pencil, pen, ink. ink wash on paper 17.8 x 24.5 cm

1893 Golden Gateway to the Yellowstone 
oil on canvas 92.1 x 127.6 cm

1893 The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone 
oil on canvas

c1893-1901 The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone 
oil on canvas 245.1 x 427.8 cm

c1893-97 Autumn 
oil on canvas 76.2 x 91.4 cm

1894 Chicago World's Fair 
watercolour on paper 73.7 x 54.8 cm

1897 Basin of San Marco 
watercolour 30.3 x 48.1 cm

1897 Solitude 
oil on canvas 119.4 x 86.4 cm

1897 The Teton Range 
oil on canvas 76.2 x 114.3 cm

1898 Venice 
oil on canvas


1899 Cliff Dwellers 
oil on canvas 50.8 x 76.2 cm



1899 The Loadstone Mountain from Arabian Nights 
oil on canvas 49.5 x 74.9 cm

1900 Rainbow over the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone 
oil on canvas 76.5 x 94 cm

1900 Venice from the Tower of San Giorgio 
watercolour on paper 38.1 x 66.7 cm

1903 Valley of Cuernavaca 
oil on canvas 35.9 x 68.9 cm

1904 Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

1904 Venice 
oil on canvas 51 x 76.5 cm

1906 Sunset at Sea 
oil on canvas 76.7 x 102.1 cm

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