Jo Mora in Yosemite

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1941 Jo Mora Yosemite
1941 Jo Mora Yosemite

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1931 Jo Mora Yosemite
1931 Jo Mora Yosemite

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1949 Jo Mora Yosemite
1949 Jo Mora Yosemite

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E53 - Jo Mora Yosemite Photograph
E53 - Jo Mora Yosemite Photograph

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Jo Mora Yosemite Sketch
Jo Mora Yosemite Sketch

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Jo Mora Yosemite - Drawing of Mirror Lake
Jo Mora Yosemite - Drawing of Mirror Lake

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Jo Mora Yosemite - Painting
Jo Mora Yosemite - Painting

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Jo Mora Drawing A Carte
Jo Mora Drawing A Carte

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Jo Mora in Studio - Later in Life
Jo Mora in Studio - Later in Life

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Peter Hiller - Jo Mora Consultant
Peter Hiller - Jo Mora Consultant
Image 1 of 10 | Image: 325 | Size: 8119x10146px 1941 Jo Mora Yosemite

Eventually color was added to the Yosemite carte thinking it would be more attractive for customers to purchase. The original color drawing resides in the Yosemite Museum.


Source: David Rumsey

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Image 2 of 10 | Image: 326 | Size: 11210x14077px 1931 Jo Mora Yosemite

The first printed version of the Yosemite carte was done with black ink on a buff colored paper.


Source: David Rumsey

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Image 3 of 10 | Image: 324 | Size: 7816x9876px 1949 Jo Mora Yosemite

Once Jo sold the rights to the carte to the Yosemite Curry Company, over the years the carte was changed, by other artists, as activities in Yosemite National Park changed.

Source: David Rumsey


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Image 4 of 10 | Image: 327 | Size: 2099x3659px E53 - Jo Mora Yosemite Photograph

The first step Jo took in creating his cartes was often taking a photograph which would be printed as a cyanotype.


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Image 5 of 10 | Image: 328 | Size: 2565x4275px Jo Mora Yosemite Sketch

Jo would use his photos, like Sentinel Peak, as reference material which would lead to a pen and ink drawing as seen here.


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Image 6 of 10 | Image: 329 | Size: 2966x4190px Jo Mora Yosemite - Drawing of Mirror Lake

Jo's drawing of Mirror Lake is striking in its use of line and open space.


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Image 7 of 10 | Image: 332 | Size: 2077x2868px Jo Mora Yosemite - Painting

If time permitted, Jo would render the sights of Yosemite in watercolor and gouache as seen in this depiction of El Capitan.


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Image 8 of 10 | Image: 330 | Size: 3648x2736px Jo Mora Drawing A Carte

Jo Mora at work on the black India ink version of his first carte of California - 1927.

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Image 9 of 10 | Image: 331 | Size: 2183x3274px Jo Mora in Studio - Later in Life

Jo posing for the camera in his shop coat with one of his Navajo blankets in the background.

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Image 10 of 10 | Image: 333 | Size: 1975x2819px Peter Hiller - Jo Mora Consultant

Peter Hiller, Jo Mora Consultant, with Jo Mora's 1945 carte of California. Gibbs-Smith Publishers is in the process of printing Peter's biography about Jo Mora. At 336 pages with 200 images, the jacketed hardback is set to be released on April 20, 2021 and is now available for a pre-release discount at bookshop.org.

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1941 Jo Mora Yosemite

Eventually color was added to the Yosemite carte thinking it would be more attractive for customers to purchase. The original color drawing resides in the Yosemite Museum.


Source: David Rumsey

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Image 1 of 10
Image: 325
Size: 8119x10146px
1931 Jo Mora Yosemite

The first printed version of the Yosemite carte was done with black ink on a buff colored paper.


Source: David Rumsey

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Image 2 of 10
Image: 326
Size: 11210x14077px
1949 Jo Mora Yosemite

Once Jo sold the rights to the carte to the Yosemite Curry Company, over the years the carte was changed, by other artists, as activities in Yosemite National Park changed.

Source: David Rumsey


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Image 3 of 10
Image: 324
Size: 7816x9876px
E53 - Jo Mora Yosemite Photograph

The first step Jo took in creating his cartes was often taking a photograph which would be printed as a cyanotype.


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Image 4 of 10
Image: 327
Size: 2099x3659px
Jo Mora Yosemite Sketch

Jo would use his photos, like Sentinel Peak, as reference material which would lead to a pen and ink drawing as seen here.


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Image 5 of 10
Image: 328
Size: 2565x4275px
Jo Mora Yosemite - Drawing of Mirror Lake

Jo's drawing of Mirror Lake is striking in its use of line and open space.


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Image 6 of 10
Image: 329
Size: 2966x4190px
Jo Mora Yosemite - Painting

If time permitted, Jo would render the sights of Yosemite in watercolor and gouache as seen in this depiction of El Capitan.


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Image 7 of 10
Image: 332
Size: 2077x2868px
Jo Mora Drawing A Carte

Jo Mora at work on the black India ink version of his first carte of California - 1927.

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Image 8 of 10
Image: 330
Size: 3648x2736px
Jo Mora in Studio - Later in Life

Jo posing for the camera in his shop coat with one of his Navajo blankets in the background.

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Image 9 of 10
Image: 331
Size: 2183x3274px

Peter Hiller - Jo Mora Consultant

Peter Hiller, Jo Mora Consultant, with Jo Mora's 1945 carte of California. Gibbs-Smith Publishers is in the process of printing Peter's biography about Jo Mora. At 336 pages with 200 images, the jacketed hardback is set to be released on April 20, 2021 and is now available for a pre-release discount at bookshop.org.

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Image 10 of 10
Image: 333
Size: 1975x2819px
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