Grand Canyon of the Colorado River
Thomas Moran, American (born England), 1837 - 1926
American artists traveled to the exotic corners of their own country as well as to Europe and Asia to seek picturesque subjects. When this painting was made, the American West remained a vastly unexplored and fundamentally foreign land. The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway hired Moran to create this monumental panorama for use in promoting tourism to the region.
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