Thomas Moran

Thomas Moran (February 12, 1837 – August 25, 1926) was an American painter and printmaker of the Hudson River School in New York whose action often featured the Rocky Mountains. Moran and his family, wife Mary Nimmo Moran and daughter Ruth took habitat in New York where he obtained doing as an artist. He was a younger brother of the noted marine artiste Edward Moran, with whom he shared a studio. A proficient illustrator and exquisite colorist, Thomas Moran was hired as an illustrator at Scribner's Monthly. During the late 1860s, he was appointed the chief illustrator for the magazine, a tilt that helped him initiation his career as one of the premier painters of the American landscape, in particular, the American West.

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

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