Best known for his panoramic views of the American West, the British-born Moran produced a remarkably varied body of work during a career that spanned more than sixty years. Considered one of pillars of 19th century American art, Moran’s paintings of the Pennsylvania countryside, the landscape of Long Island, industrial complexes in Mexico and America, views of Venice, Italy, and numerous seascapes are prized by museums and collectors. PPHM’s major art patron, Johnie Griffin owned two Moran paintings, The City of Mexico and Venice, Grand Canal. The City of Mexico may have been a wedding gift to the Gallatin family, distinguished American collectors.
Gift of Gary S. Griffin
Now on display in the PPHM Southwestern Gallery.


  • Title: The City of Mexico
  • Creator: Thomas Moran

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