Rare Photographs from the Jo Mora Trust Collection

The Living New Deal has published photographs showing artist Jo Mora at work on architectural ornaments at the Monterey Courthouse and theKing City High School Auditorium. The WPA commissioned Mora to create bas-relief panels for the two structures designed by architect Robert A. Stanton. Donated by the Jo Mora Trust Collection and curated by Peter Hiller, the photographs show the artist in his studio along with Stanton, posing with one of the Monterey Courthouse column capitals. The collection includes images of the artist at work on the courthouse fountains, the Monterey Courthouse under construction, work in progress on the bas-relief panels, and blueprints of the architectural ornaments. Some of these images have never been published and will be part of a forthcoming Jo Mora biography by Peter Hiller to be published by the Book Club of California. Find more details on Mora here and here.

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