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Navajo Family

Artist:
F. Luis Mora (American (born Uruguay), Montevideo 1874–1940 New York)
Date:
ca. 1928
Medium:
Graphite on wove paper
Dimensions:
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)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Walter C. Crawford, 1979
Accession Number:
1979.491.1
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
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