This page has a sampling of Mora's paintings that
were reproduced as posters and billboards by the Fourth Liberty Loan
Board. The Board's letter sent to the artist is on the
bottom of this page.
Our Answer to Flanders
Fields, gouache on paper 30 x 20 inches, signed lower
In homage to the poet and physician John McCrae,
Mora painted poppies
among the grave sites. Poppies were used
to make morphine, the pain-killer for wounded soldiers.
Poppies grow where there are no competing plants. The
whole Western front consisted of churned up soil. In May 1915, when
McCrae wrote his poem, around him blood-red poppies bloomed where
nobody had ever before seen them. (Credit, The Flanders Fields
FOLLOW EVERY LINE WITH FOOD, Gouache
and watercolor on paper, artist-made undermat, 16 x 19 inches , painted area
11 X 16 inches, Signed lower left, titled, inscribed and stamped
LEND THE WAY THEY FIGHT, BUY BONDS TO
THE UTMOST, Gouache and watercolor on paper, 10 X 21 INCHES, In archival mat
and gilt frame, total size 15 x 27 inches, Signed lower left, titled,
stamped. Private Collection.
They Help Each Other, Gouache, heightened white
and watercolor on grey-green paper, 25 x 19 inches,
Signed lower left and stamped on verso. Private