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25 Estampas Mexicanas

Orange Background with Logo Watermark - Latino Arts

25 Estampas Mexicanas

By Francisco X. Mora | April, 2005

This exhibit honored Carroll College President Frank Falcone and Carroll Latino Alumni.

Although reviewers across the country describe his work as "beautiful" and "captivating," Milwaukee-based artist Francisco Mora sees his paintings as "colorful representational art, bordering on humorous surrealism that is always rooted in Mexican folklore." Born in Mexico City in 1952, Mora studied at the Superior school of Painting and Sculpture (La Esmeralda), under Arturo Estrada, a former student of Frida Kahlo. He later worked as an assistant restorer for the National Center for the Conservation of Fine Art Works (CNCOA), under the supervision of Tomas Zurian. Mora participated in the restoration of historically renowned mural paintings by Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Jose Clemente Orozco and other internationally celebrated artists. Since 1980, Francisco has made his home in the United States, working full time as an artist of multiple disciplines: fine art painting, print making, sculpture, ceramics, silver works and the writing and illustration of more than twenty children's books. His works have been featuring in more than one hundred national and international exhibitions including the Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI; the Mexican Museum, Chicago Ill; Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, Mexico; the Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa, CA; and the Marlborough County Museum, Marlborough, UK. Francisco has been able to secure a special place among the contemporary artists of Mexico.