July 12, 2017
Thomas Moran (Attr.) (1837-1926), Teton Range, 1899, oil on board, 9x 6 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, gift of Samuel Mayhugh.
Today’s Artwork of the Day is a highlight from the BYU Museum of Art’s collection. This oil piece is attributed to famed landscape painter Thomas Moran and demonstrates Moran’s classic style of painting. Moran traveled throughout the American West as part of surveying and exploring expeditions, producing pieces that depicted this previously uncharted territory. Moran traveled with the Hayden Geological Survey of 1871 through the unexplored terrains of Wyoming, including the areas which today are part of Yellowstone National Park, as well as Grand Teton National Park which is portrayed in this artwork.