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    FRANCIS LUIS MORA (American, 1874-1940)
    Portrait of a Woman
    Graphite on paper
    7.25 x 5 in.
    Signed lower left
    Lynne Pauls Baron, author of F. Luis Mora: America's First Hispanic Master has noted, "Luis Mora entered the Boston Museum School of Fine Art in 1889, when he was fifteen. His teachers were Frank Benson and Edmund Tarbell. Mora's life-long artistic goal was to adapt the techniques of the Spanish Old Masters into American modern painting. His patrons for Spanish scenes were Alfred Stieglitz and William Macbeth. He had a solo show of Spanish paintings in 1910 at the New York Watercolor Club. In 1904, Mora was elected an Associate at the National Academy of Design, and became a full member in 1906. He was the first Hispanic to be elected to the NAD. Mora was also a member of the National Arts Club, the Art Students League, the Salmagundi Club, the American Watercolor Society, and many other art societies."

    There is a study of a hand, drawn on the back of the paper.


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    Image has been light struck otherwise this lot is in good condition with only normal wear commensurate with age.

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