F. Luis Mora, La Jota(219 views)
Signed lower right: "F. Luis Mora". Inscribed verso: "F. Luis Mora 'La Jota', illustration calagnes".
Mora was born in Montevideo, Uruguay where his father was a well-known sculptor and director of the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. His mother was of French descent and at the age of six he and his family immigrated to America. His initial art education came from his father but he later studied at a seminary in New Jersey and in the public schools of New York and Boston. His formal art training took place at the school of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, where he studied under Frank Benson and Edmund Tarbell. In New York he studied at the Art Students League.
After completing his studies Mora was elected vice president of the Art Students League, at which time he executed his well-known Ball at the Art Students League in which a number of his fellow artists can be identified. Later he taught drawing and painting at William Merritt Chase’s New York Academy.
Dimensions: 23 3/4 X 20 in.
Artist or Maker: Mora, F. Luis, American (1874-1940)
Medium: Watercolor on paper
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