Lot 195: JO MORA (1876-1947). CALIFORNIA. 1945. 25x18 inches, 64x47 cm. Jo Mora Publications, Monterey.
October 27, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
JO MORA (1876-1947) CALIFORNIA. 1945.
25 1/4x18 3/4 inches, 64x47 1/2 cm. Jo Mora Publications, Monterey.
Condition A: minor creases in margins.
Mora was a prominent California artist of Uruguayan heritage who was well-known as a cartoonist, painter, cartographer, illustrator, photographer and sculptor. In 1998, The Monterey Museum of Art held an exhibition of his work, which they described as follows: "Apart from its artistic merits, Mora's work is valued for its historical significance. As an astute observer, Mora created art that eloquently and accurately described the western land and way of life he admired, whether his subject was vaqueros, Hopi katsina figures, the Arizona landscape, turn-of-the-century Yosemite, or the California missions."