Moran, Earl

Earl Moran signed an exclusive contract with Brown & Bigelow in 1932 and painted for the company for 25 years. An expert on lighting his models and sets, Moran was especially skillful at capturing the candid, natural expressions he sought in his work. While working from studios in New York and California, he painted many movie stars, including Betty Grable and Marilyn Monroe, then known as Norma Jean Dougherty. When he left Brown & Bigelow, he devoted his time to painting fine art subjects.

Moran, Earl