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Mora, F. Luis (Francis Luis), 1874-1940  Search this
Downes, William Howe  Search this
Compton, Sophia  Search this
Twain, Mark (Man that corrupted Hadleyburg)  Search this
Stribling, T. S. (Thomas Sigismund) (Birthright)  Search this
Lotos Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Armory Show (1913: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Louisiana Purchase Exposition (Location of meeting: Saint Louis, Mo.). Date of meeting or treaty signing: (1904 :.)  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Salmagundi Club  Search this
Illustrated letters
Christmas cards
Spain -- description and travel
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
1.7 Linear feet
The collection is arranged as 5 series. Records are generally arranged alphabetically by subject. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers. Series 1: Biographical Materials, circa early 1900s (Box 1; 1 folder) Series 2: Correspondence, 1900-1969 (Box 1; 3 folders) Series 3: Writings, 1899-1922 (Box 1; 0.4 linear feet) Series 4: Printed Material, 1895-1986 (Boxes 1-2 and OV 3; 0.8 linear feet) Series 5: Photographic Materials, 1891-1941 (Box 2, MGP 1, MGP 2; 0.4 linear feet)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and not served to researchers.
The papers of painter and illustrator F. Luis Mora measure 1.7 linear feet and date from 1891 to 1986, with the bulk of material dating from 1891 to 1922. The collection includes biographical information, correspondence, 242 monthy pocket diaries by Mora, and printed and photographic materials.
F. Luis Mora papers, 1891-1986, bulk 1891-1922. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
The bulk of the collection was digitized in 2012 and is available via the Archives of American Art's website. Blank pages, duplicates, and blank versos of photographs have not been scanned. In most cases, the cover, title page, and individual relevant pages have been scanned from published materials.
Funding for the digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Use Note:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Related Materials:
Among the holdings of the Archives of American Art are the F. Luis Mora Art Works and Photographs (available on microfilm reel 5053) and a F. Luis Mora Letter to William John Wittemore (available on microfilm reel D30, frame 534.)
Biography Note:
Francis Luis Mora (1974-1940) was born in Montevideo, Uruguay. In 1877, he and his family moved to Catalonia, Spain and in 1880, they moved again to the United States where they eventually settled in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. Both his father, Domingo, and his brother, Joseph, were also noted sculptors.
Language Note:
The papers are in English.
The F. Luis Mora papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Cornelia Colton, the daughter of Mora's second wife, May Safford, in 1975. Additional papers were donated in 2008 by Gwen Compton, Mora's niece.
Digitization Note:
This site provides access to the papers of F. Luis (Francis Luis) Mora in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2012. The papers have been scanned in their entirety, and total 4,528 images.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Illustrators  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Diaries  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art