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Moran, Thomas 1837-

Artist; born in Bolton, Lancashire, England, Jan. 12, 1837; came to the United States when seven years old, and was educated in the public schools of Philadelphia, Pa. Subsequently he studied art under James Hamilton and afterwards in Paris and Italy. He became distinguished as a landscape painter and illustrator. In 1871 he went with the United States Exploring Expedition to the region of the Yellowstone, and in 1873 made a second journey thither, his sketches resulting in the famous paintings The Mountain of the Holy cross; Grand CaƱon of the Yellowstone; and Chasm of the Colorado. The two last paintings were purchased by Congress and placed in the Capitol. His other paintings include The last arrow; The ripening of the leaf; Dreamland; The groves were God's first temples; The Pictured rocks of Lake Superior; The flight into Egypt; The remorse of Cain; The track of the storm, etc.

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