Thomas Moran: Artist of the Mountains
Thurman Wilkins
Thomas Moran: Artist of the Mountains Image Cover
Publisher:University of Oklahoma Press
Place Published:Norman, Oklahoma
Genre:Arts & Photography, History, Biography
Pages:429
ISBN:9780806130408"
Dewey:760.092
Format:Hardcover
Edition:Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged
Release:1998
Summary: "The American West was the subject of Thomas Moran’s greatest artistic triumphs - Yosemite, the Grand Canyon of the Colorado, Zion Canyon, the Virgin River, Colorado’s Mountain of the Holy Cross, and the Grand Tetons - but his travels with Ferdinand V. Hayden’s geological surveys of the Upper Yellowstone were matched by trips to his native Britain and to Venice, Florida, the Spanish Southwest, and Old Mexico. These scenes inspired memorable landscapes and seascapes, as did the sojourns of the Moran family in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and East Hampton, Long Island, when they retreated from the demands of the New York art scene."
Moran was an artist happy in his work. He wrote, "I have always held that the grandest, most beautiful, or wonderful in nature, would, in capable hands, make the grandest, most beautiful, or wonderful pictures."