Moran, Thomas, 1837-1926

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Painter; Santa Barbara, Calif.

From the description of Thomas Moran papers, 1870-1947. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83784675

Artist.

From the description of Letter of Thomas Moran, 1874. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454610

Painter, landscape painter, etcher; Santa Barbara, Calif.

Painted large majestic landscapes of the Far West and the Grand Canyon.

From the description of Thomas Moran papers, 1870-1940. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84045047

Artist.

Thomas Moran was an eastern artist who enjoyed going on geological expeditions even though he was not a rugged type. He joined an expedition to the remote headwaters of the Yellowstone River in Wyoming and two years later he went to the Grand Canyon which he sketched several times from an overlook called Powell's Plateau. When he returned to his studio he combined his small sketches to produce enormous paintings.

His watercolors were instrumental in encouraging Congress to establish Yellowstone as the nation's first national park. In 1877 he took a trip to the Saint Johns River where he extensively sketched Fort George Island and produced several works on this subject and the Florida/Georgia Everglades.

From the description of View of the St. Johns' river, Florida, 1881. (University of Florida). WorldCat record id: 50256175

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Milch Gallery. Milch Gallery records, 1911-1980. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Milch Gallery. Milch Gallery records, 1911-1980. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Bass, William Wallace, 1848-1933. Bass family photographs, 1875-1933, 1980 (bulk 1890-1920). Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division
creatorOf Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston records, 1870-1973. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Ferne, Hortense T., 1885-1976. Hortense Ferne papers, 1889-1951. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Spark, Victor D. (Victor David), 1898-1991. Victor D. Spark papers, 1849-1983. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Clarke, Thomas B. (Thomas Benedict), 1848-1931. Letters to Thomas B. Clarke from artists, 1883-1918. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (inclusive) 1820-1888 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Fryxell, Fritiof, 1900-1986. Fritiof Fryxell papers, 1822-1986. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
creatorOf Moran, Thomas, 1837-1926. The first night's camp on the mountain [art original]. Denver Public Library, Central Library
creatorOf Moran, Thomas, 1837-1926. View of the St. Johns' river, Florida, 1881. University of Florida
creatorOf Moran, Thomas, 1837-1926. Thomas Moran papers, 1870-1947. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Keystone View Company. Thomas Moran, celebrated artist, sketching near Yavapai Point, Grand Canon [sic] Nat. Park / [graphic] Keystone View Company. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Keystone View Company. [Thomas Moran] [graphic] / Keystone View Company. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Taft, Robert, 1894-1955. Correspondence and notes relating to frontier artists Carvalho, Cushing, Eakins, Egloffstein, Holmes, Moran [microform] / Robert Taft. Northern Arizona University, Cline Library
creatorOf Moran, Thomas, 1837-1926. Thomas Moran notebook, 1877-1882. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Moran, Thomas, 1837-1926. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Moran, Thomas, 1837-1926. The half dome view from Moran Point [original print] Denver Public Library, Central Library
creatorOf Moran, Thomas, 1837-1926. John Wesley Powell display collection [photographs], 1850s-1960s. Northern Arizona University, Cline Library
referencedIn Milch Gallery records, 1911-1980 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
creatorOf Moran, Mary Nimmo, 1842-1899. Interior of California Forest : from original sketch by Thomas Moran [graphic]. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Century illustrated monthly magazine. Century Magazine letters, 1870-1918. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Gay, Edward, 1837-1928. Edward Gay and Gay family papers, 1852-1975. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Moran, Thomas, 1837-1926. Letter of Thomas Moran, 1874. Library of Congress
referencedIn Moran, Thomas, 1837-1926, also Edward and Percy : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Elwell, Frank Edwin, 1858-1922. Letters from sculptors, from the correspondence files of the Curator of Ancient & Modern Statuary ; Miscellaneous letters from the correspondence files of the Curator of Ancient & Modern Statuary, 1892-1904. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Moran, Thomas, 1837-1926. ALS, 1872 July 23 : Newark, N.J., to Hon. George F. Edmunds. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn Fritiof Fryxell papers, 1822-1986 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Thomas Moran [graphic]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942. Scenery of Yellowstone National Park, 1871. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933. William Henry Holmes artists' files, 1879-1932. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Moran, Thomas, 1837-1926. Thomas Moran letter to Richards, 1874. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902. Correspondence, 1869-1879, of the Powell Survey. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Oakland Museum. Printed material on California artists, 1936-1963. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Moran, Thomas : Biographical file. Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
referencedIn Robert B. Honeyman, Jr. Collection of Early Californian and Western American Pictorial Material Bancroft Library
referencedIn Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882. Papers, 1876, 1877, [manuscript]. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Moran, Thomas, 1837-1926. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Pierce, Henry Havelock. Autographed photographic portrait of Thoman Moran, 1915. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Bierstadt, Albert, 1830-1902. Albert Bierstadt letter to Mr. Moran : ALS, 1867 December 26. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Howells family papers, 1850-1954 (inclusive). Houghton Library.
referencedIn John Wesley Powell correspondence, 1869-1879, of the Powell Survey, 1869-1879 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Moran, Thomas, 1837-1926. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Murphy, Thos. D. (Thomas Dowler), 1866-1928. Three wonderlands of the American West : being the notes of a traveler, concerning the Yellowstone Park, the Yosemite National Park, and the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River, with a chapter on the other wonders of the great American West / by Thos. D. Murphy ; with sixteen reproductions in color from original paintings by Thomas Moran. State Historical Society of North Dakota State Archives
creatorOf Moran, Thomas, 1837-1926. Thomas Moran papers, 1870-1940. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Moran, Thomas, 1837-1926. Mount of the Holy Cross [art original]. Denver Public Library, Central Library
creatorOf Orton, Edward, 1863-1932. Edward Orton papers, 1921-1934. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Dodge, Henry Nehemiah, 1843-1937. Papers, 1857-1962 (inclusive), 1857-1936 (bulk). Harvard University, Divinity School Library
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associatedWith Bass, William Wallace, 1848-1933. person
associatedWith Bierstadt, Albert, 1830-1902. person
associatedWith Century illustrated monthly magazine. corporateBody
associatedWith Clarke, Thomas B. (Thomas Benedict), 1848-1931. person
associatedWith Dodge, Henry Nehemiah, 1843-1937. person
associatedWith Edmunds, George F. person
associatedWith Elwell, Frank Edwin, 1858-1922. person
associatedWith Ferne, Hortense T., 1885-1976. person
associatedWith Fryxell, Fritiof, 1900- person
associatedWith Fryxell, Fritiof, 1900-1986. person
associatedWith Gay, Edward, 1837-1928. person
associatedWith Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933. person
associatedWith Honeyman, Robert B. person
associatedWith Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942. person
associatedWith Keystone View Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882. person
associatedWith Milch Gallery. corporateBody
associatedWith Moran, Mary Nimmo, 1842-1899. person
associatedWith Moran, Paul Nimmo, 1864-1907. person
associatedWith Moran, Peter, 1841-1914. person
associatedWith Moran, Ruth B. person
associatedWith Murphy, Thos. D. (Thomas Dowler), 1866-1928. person
associatedWith Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. corporateBody
associatedWith Oakland Museum. corporateBody
associatedWith Orton, Edward, 1863-1932. person
associatedWith Pierce, Henry Havelock. person
associatedWith Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902. person
associatedWith Spark, Victor D. (Victor David), 1898-1991. person
associatedWith Taft, Robert, 1894-1955. person
associatedWith Wellstood, William, 1819-1900, person
Place Name Admin Code Country
California--Santa Barbara
Holy Cross, Mount of the (Colo.)
Moran (Wyo.)
Escambia--12033
Florida
Saint Johns River (Fla.)
Everglades (Fla.)
Subject
Etching, American
Palms
Rivers
Painters
Wetland
Painting, American
Etchers
Mountains in art
Birds
Artists, American
Storks
Landscape painters
Tree stumps
Occupation
Artists
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Birth 1837-02-12

Death 1926-08-25

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