Juniata College Museum of Art

Huntingdon, PA




The Morans: the Artistry of a Nineteenth-Century Family of Painter-Etchers


The Juniata College Museum of Art will open The Morans: the Artistry of a Nineteenth-Century Family of Painter-Etchers on April 20, 2001 until September 15, 2001. This exhibition features landscapes, seascapes, portraits, and genre scenes by various members of the Moran family including Thomas Moran and his wife, Mary Nimmo Moran. The Museum is pleased to present an exhibition that addresses the artistry of multiple members of the extended Moran family including painted seascapes, portraits, and genre scenes by Edward, his son Leon, and Peter Moran, brother to Edward and Thomas. An exhibition this inclusive has not occurred in over thirty years. These works demonstrate the importance of smaller paintings, watercolors, and etchings as objects of study and delight. Highlights include: recently discovered watercolors by Thomas Moran and Mary Nimmo Mnran depicting scenes of eastern Long Island, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania; a previously unknown seascape by Edward Moran; and trompe l'oeil imagery by Peter Moran. While contemporary scholarship regards Thomas Moran as the foremost painter in the family, many of the Morans were accomplished artists and held positions of great importance in the late nineteenth century. All of the works on display are from the Worth B. Stottlemyer Collection, Juniata College Museum of Art.

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