Francis Luis Mora

Uruguayan , 1874 - 1940

Painter, illustrator, muralist, graphic artist and teacher, Francis Luis Mora was born in Montevideo, Uruguay. In 1880, he emigrated, with his family, to the United States. Initially, Mora studied under his father, a noted artist, and later he attended the Boston Museum of Fine Art School with Frank Weston Benson and Edmund Tarbell. Mora also studied at the Art Students league in New York with Henry Siddons Mowbray. He illustrated on a regular basis for “Harper’s Weekly “ and “Round Table”.

Mora worked as a Works Progress Administration artist, painting murals for a number of public spaces. He taught at the New York Art Academy, the Grand Central School of Art and the Art Students League.

Mora was a member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Association of Portrait Painters, the Art Students League, the National Academy, the New York Watercolor Club, the Society of American Etchers, the Society of Illustrators, the Society of American Artists and the Salmagundi Club.


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