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19th century ‘Vegetable Garden in Shantytown, New York’

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By Mary Nimmo Moran, American (Scotland), 1842–1899

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Mary Nimmo Moran (1842–1899), also found as M. Nimmo Moran, was a prominent American 19th-century landscape artist specializing in etchings. She completed roughly 70 landscape etchings, which included scenes of England and Scotland, and in the United States, Long Island, New Jersey, Florida and Pennsylvania. She was elected to the Society of Painter- Etchers and became the only female member of the Fellows of London’s Royal Society of Painter-Etchers. Mary Nimmo Moran was the wife of American artist and illustrator Thomas Moran.

Born in Strathaven, Scotland, Mary Nimmo and her brother emigrated to the United States in 1847 with their widowed father, a weaver named Archibald Nimmo. The family settled in Crescentville, Pennsylvania, near a family of English immigrants named Moran. At age 18, she began to study drawing and painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, studying with her neighbor Thomas Moran, who was then gaining a local reputation as an artist. Two years later, the couple married and moved to Philadelphia where they had two daughters and a son. In 1879, her husband introduced Nimmo Moran to the technique of etching, directly engraving onto a copper plate. She made most of her etchings on location near her various homes, as responsibilities to her growing family allowed her to travel only occasionally.

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