Early works


    F. Luis Mora (1874-1940)

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As children, Jo and Luis  Mora played in their fatherís studio.  Rather than play with toy soldiers or cowboys and Indians, they painted them.  Luis walked the town, always sketching.  He loved history, and painted hundreds of action scenes with soldiers before his thirteenth birthday.  Ultimately, he painted compassionate compositions of impoverished youth in wealthy surroundings. Luis' father, Domingo Mora, was his first art teacher.

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Below, The artist was 17 years old, at the Boston Museum School of Arts,.