OLLI@CSUMB hosts “Jo Mora: Iconic Artist of the West” with Peter Hiller on Tuesday, April 20th.
Join Author and Art Instructor Peter Hiller on Tuesday, April 20th at 10:00am via Zoom as Peter examines the life and work of groundbreaking Artist Joseph Jacinto (Jo) Mora.
This educational and informative presentation will include an insightful online video presentation followed by in-depth discussion and Q&A Session with Peter via Zoom highlighting an artist whose striking work adorns our Golden State and beyond.
Registration is required (Video Presentation and Zoom link will be provided). To register please visit: http://csumb.edu/OLLI
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Joseph Jacinto (Jo) Mora (1876 - 1947) was born in Uruguay in South America. He moved to the United States as a young child, attended art school, and worked as an illustrator and cartoonist for various newspaper agencies in the Boston Area. Mora spent the remainder of his life on the West Coast including the cities of Carmel and Pebble Beach.
Mora designed the Father Serra Monument located in the Memorial Chapel at the Mission San Carlos Borromeo del Río Carmelo, or Misión de San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo, in Carmel. The memorial was dedicated in October, 1924. Mora is also known for the series of maps (or cartas) he created that are recognized and sought after for the historically accurate and colorful drawings they depict.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
With a teaching career spanning close to forty years, Peter Hiller has served as the Collection Curator for the Jo Mora Trust since 2007. His book, “The Life and Times of Jo Mora: Iconic Artist of the American West” is the result of a twenty-five year journey centered around the quest to analyze, understand and acknowledge the exceptional accomplishments and legacy of Joseph Jacinto Mora.
Since 1981, Peter has resided in the Monterey Peninsula with his wife.
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