Prominent California artist Jo Mora produced twenty-three cast-concrete, bas-relief portraits (approximately 12″ x 18″ in size) for the Monterey County Courthouse. The work is titled “California Face” and includes a Spanish woman, Asian woman, Indian man and woman, John Fremont,… read more
California artist Jo Mora created five concrete bas-reliefs of local scenes for the Monterey County Courthouse, as well as a symbolic figure over the front entrance. This group of artworks was funded by the Federal Art Project (FAP), an arm… read more
With a grant from the Federal Art Project (FAP)(part of the Works Progress Administration) prominent California artist Jo Mora completed a number of decorative bas relief plaques for the Monterey County Courthouse in Salina CA in 1937.
“In 1937 construction was begun on the high school auditorium. It was to cost $179,000. Designed in a classic Greek rotunda rather than a traditional shape by famed architect Robert Stanton, it was completed in March of 1939.” The auditorium,… read more
Jo Mora created the cement bas relief, entitled “Theater Through the Ages,” in 1937 for the exterior of the school auditorium then under construction. The sculpture was funded by the WPA Federal Art Project. He also created a 2′ by… read more