Francisco Mora (Mexican, 1922-2002)

Linocuts & Lithographs

The son of a weaver and a musician, Mexican artist Francisco Mora was born in 1922 and educated in the southwestern state of Michoacán. In 1941, he relocated to Mexico City where he began exhibiting with the Taller de Gráfica Popular, a graphics workshop that built on Mexico’s rich tradition of printmaking in order to further a variety of revolutionary political and social causes. In 1947, he married renowned African-American artist Elizabeth Catlett, with whom he exhibited widely. During the 1950s, Mora received a number of commissions for public mural projects. Accomplished as both a painter and printmaker, Francisco Mora is best known for his gritty, poignant graphic works depicting the daily lives of miners and other laborers in Mexico’s working class. His prints are in a number of museum collections worldwide including the Museum of Modern Art, NY, the National Institute of Fine Arts, Mexico City, and the British Museum.

Mexican & Latin American Prints, Antonio Frasconi, Juan Alcazar Mendez (Contemporary), Francisco Mora, José Guadalupe Posada, Artemio Rodriguez (Contemporary), Francisco Toledo (Contemporary)