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Thomas Moran, wilderness painter

26 days ago   |   By Photo Cascadia

Wild, snow-capped American mountains are often named after presidents or explorers, but a mountain named after an artist? That's exactly how Grand Teton National Park's Mount Moran got its name. But who was Thomas Moran, and what was his connection to American wilderness?
Thomas Moran was an American painter, born to English immigrants in 1837. As a teenager he apprenticed as a wood engraver in Philadelphia, and it was there that he discovered his passion for painting. He studied painting in London, and was especially inspired by the paintings of landscape artist J.W. Turner. Upon...
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