Great Plains Studies, Center for


Date of this Version

February 1993


Published in Great Plains Research 3:1 (February 1993), pp. 125-126. Copyright © 1993 The Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Used by permission.


Along with Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902) and a few others, Thomas Moran (1837-1926) created some of the most memorable and influential paintings of the American West in the late nineteenth century. Joni Louise Kinsey presents the first thorough study of Moran's early pivotal paintings, the products of his experiences with the great survey expeditions of the 1870s into the west.