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The Life and Times of Jo Mora: Iconic Artist of the American West (In-Person event)
February 19, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PST
Sponsored by the Book Club of California
Saturday, February 19, 2022, 1-2:00 PM
* A live, in-person event at the American Bookbinders Museum
The Life and Times of Jo Mora provides an in-depth portrait of this gifted illustrator, painter, writer, cartographer, and sculptor (1876-1947). Mora was one of the first American artists to elevate the cultural importance of the Western frontier, presaging broad shifts in twentieth-century thought and expression. Through his celebration of the great glories of nature and of the human heart, Mora reminds us that the subject matter of all art is life.The book interweaves fascinating biographical material with Mora’s personal letters, journal entries, and other writings — many never before seen by the public — to provide an intimate portrait of an important yet often overlooked artist.
A live presentation by Peter Hiller, author, historian, and curator for the Jo Mora Trust Collection.
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American Bookbinders Museum, 355 Clementina Street, San Francisco, CA 94103