F. Luis Mora (American (born Uruguay), Montevideo 1874–1940 New York)
Graphite on wove paper
9 15/16 x 7 11/16 in. (25.2 x 19.5 cm)
Mat: 19 1/4 × 14 1/4 in. (48.9 × 36.2 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Walter C. Crawford, 1979
Not on view
Mora, who studied in Boston and New York and worked throughout the United States, depicted American Indians at various points in his career. This sensitive portrayal of a Navajo family was inspired by Mora’s travels in the American Southwest in 1928, just four years after all American Indians were granted United States citizenship. Mora used this drawing as a study for two paintings, one of which he subtitled "The Aristocrats, Navajo Gentry" (whereabouts unknown). He also produced a print derived from this image.
Inscription: [at lower left in graphite]: F. Luis Mora / NAVAJO FAMILY