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Art in Embassies Mexico
December 9, 2022

Francisco Mora

Francisco Mora’s father was a weaver, musician, and Mexican artist.  In 1941, Mora relocated from Michoacan to Mexico City where he won a scholarship to study at La Esmeralda art school under the guidance of Diego Rivera.  Later in the same year, he began exhibiting with the Taller de Gráfica Popular (TGP), a communal graphics workshop that built on Mexico’s rich tradition of political printmaking in order to advance revolutionary political and social causes.  Mora remained a member of the TGP collective until 1965.  During this time, his artistic focus was on social justice and making posters for trade unions and government literacy campaigns.

Los Niños Héroes, 1960

Linocut on paper, 11.5 × 8in. Courtesy of Mexic-Arte Museum Austin, Texas