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 F. Luis Mora,  Zona, 1915, oil on canvas, 39.5 x 35.5 inches.  Collection, The National Arts Club, the artist's diploma presentation.

The New York Times review May 9, 1915:

 "Mr. Mora's "Zana"...is the kind of thing that makes the average artist think first of how dazzling pigment can be got to look.  The black shawl with its bright flowers, the creamy flowered shawl of the background, the gay fan, the glowing face frame in black hair -- how easy it is to reconstruct it in terms of either Spanish or French art.  Perhaps only an American would treat such a subject with such deference.  The long, slim feeling hand that droops with a languor that has no sleep in its passivity, the head delicately enveloped by a mild atmosphere, the fan taking its place quietly in the scheme, the expression bearing out the mood of the painting, faintly quizzical, friendly, tender, ever so little withdrawn."

 

 
Two Sisters, oil on canvas, 40" by 36", 
Private collection.  

 

 

 

 

F. Luis Mora, A Fountain in Granada, 1909, oil on canvas, 24 x 18 inches,  Titled, signed, dated and inscribed.  Private Collection.

In 1909, Mora and his wife Sophia spent five months in Spain. The artist extensively painted outdoor scenes in Granada and Valencia.  More images will be forthcoming.

 

 

 

 

 

F. Luis Mora, N.A. (1874-1940), Vich, Spain Market Scene, 1905,oil on canvas, 24 x 18 inches.  Private collection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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