Jo 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. Discover the story of Jo Mora and his rich creative career, including his writing, printing, and publishing efforts. 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 Club’s 238th publication, The Life and Times of Jo Mora: Iconic Artist of the American West is the first definitive biography of the artist Jo Mora (1876-1947), a gifted illustrator, painter, writer, cartographer, and sculptor of the American West. Written by Mora scholar Peter Hiller, 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 online presentation by Peter Hiller, author, historian, and curator for the Jo Mora Trust Collection.