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Fort George Island, Florida

1878 Thomas Moran Born: Bolton, England 1837 Died: Santa Barbara, California 1926 oil on canvas 9 x 12 1/8 in. (22.9 x 30.8 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Neil M. Judd 1970.73 Smithsonian American Art Museum
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In 1877, Thomas Moran traveled with his wife to Fort George Island, Florida, and made small studies of the trees and beaches, images that were radically different from his sweeping vistas of Yellowstone. Within twenty years after this painting was created, the balmy coasts of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida had become fashionable tourist destinations. The hazy blue sky, palm trees, and golden sand suggest a romantic desert island where people could escape their everyday lives.

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Landscape - Florida - Fort George Island

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paint - oil

fabric - canvas

About Thomas Moran

Born: Bolton, England 1837 Died: Santa Barbara, California 1926

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