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Fantastic poster for an exhibit featuring renowned Californian artist and sculptor Jo Mora.

The poster shows artifacts from various Jo Mora collections, including his personal collection, the collection of the Monterey History and Art Association, 

Jo Mora and Monterey

Jo Mora was a talented artist, sculptor, author, and illustrator, born in Uruguay in 1876 and raised in the United States. His artistic pursuits were diverse, encompassing everything from cartography to cowboy art, and his works often reflected a deep fascination with the culture and history of the American West. Mora's art was characterized by a unique blend of whimsy and detail, capturing the spirit of the subjects he portrayed. His illustrations were featured in prominent magazines, and he created several public sculptures that continue to be admired today.

Mora's connection to the Native American culture and the landscapes of the West led him to produce works that were both insightful and respectful. He spent time living with the Hopi and Navajo tribes, absorbing their customs and traditions, which he later depicted in his art with great authenticity. His cowboy art, too, was informed by real-life experiences, as he worked as a cowboy in Texas for a time. His ability to immerse himself in the subjects he portrayed gave his works a depth and realism that set them apart from others of his era.

Jo Mora's connections with Monterey, California, were significant and multifaceted. He moved to the area in the early 1920s and quickly became an integral part of the artistic community. Mora's love for the natural beauty of Monterey and its rich cultural history inspired many of his works, including his famous maps that intricately illustrated the region. He also created several public sculptures in Monterey, such as the Father Junípero Serra statue at the Lower Presidio Historic Park. His influence can still be felt in the area, and his legacy continues to be celebrated by the local community and art enthusiasts alike.

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Marked 1/275 in the lower right corner.