John P. Moran

(d. 1901)

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

A native of the county of Mayo. He was a student in the Royal Hibernian Academy from 1871 to 1874, where he won most of the medals and prizes, was afterwards for three years at South Kensington and then went to Paris, where he was a pupil of Carolus Duran and in the Académie des Beaux Arts. After seven years' study in Paris, where he exhibited in the Salon, he went to Rome, and there completed his art education. On his return to Ireland he was for a short time resident drawing master at Clongowes Wood College, and on the 1st August, 1888, was appointed drawing master in the Marlborough Street Training College, a post he held until his death. While in Paris, in 1881 and 1882, he sent some etchings to the Royal Hibernian Academy, but he never attained any distinction as an artist. He died at Dalkey on 1st March, 1901.

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