Edward Moran

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Birthday
19, 1829
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 8, 1901 (71)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
19, 1829
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 8, 1901 (71)

About

Famous for his maritime-themed paintings, this 19th-century artist produced a thirteen-work series that includes paintings of Christopher Columbus, Leif Ericsson, and other seafarers and explorers of significance to American history.

Before Fame

In his youth, he was the artistic apprentice of painters James Hamilton and Paul Weber.

Trivia

His younger brother, Thomas Moran, was an important artist of the Hudson River School.

Family Life

A native of Lancashire, England, he settled in Maryland with his parents and brother in the mid 1840s. The Moran family later relocated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Associated With

One of the works in his thirteen-painting series features an image of British explorer Henry Hudson (for whom New York's Hudson River is named).