Edward Moran

Edward Moran

Edward Moran (1829–1901) is best remembered as a painter of marine subjects. Born in Bolton, England, he immigrated with his family to America at the age of fifteen. After settling in Philadelphia, he became a pupil of James Hamilton and Paul Weber. In 1862, he enrolled at the Royal Academy in London. In 1872, he established a studio in New York, before moving to Paris in 1877. Moran was a member of a veritable dynasty of American painters; his brothers Peter and Thomas (a member of the important Hayden Geological Survey of 1871), sons Edward Percy and Leon, and nephew Jean Leon Gerome Ferris, all became important American painters.


Edward Moran (1829–1901) Steamships and Sailing Boats in New York Harbor, 1893
Oil on canvas, 18 1/8 x 30 1/8 inches
Signed and dated lower left: Edward Moran 1893

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