Lola Mora

Deceased Person from Argentina

Lola Mora (17 November 1866 – 7 June 1936) was a sculptor, born in a barn in the province of Salta, Argentina, though generally considered native to Trancas, province of Tucumán, where she was recorded and baptized. She is known today as a rebel and a pioneer of women in her artistic field. She was baptized as Dolores Mora Vega. Lola Mora was the daughter of Romualdo Alejandro Mora, a prosperous landowner of Tucumán. She was also a goddaughter of Nicolás Avellaneda and a protégé of Julio Argentino Roca. At 20 years of age she began painting portraits, but soon turned to sculpting marble and granite. She studied art in her home province and then, with a scholarship, in Rome, Italy, where she created her greatest works, some of them by request of the Argentine government. In 1900 she was charged with creating two bas-reliefs for the Historical House of Tucumán (seat of Argentina's Declaration of Independence of 1816). Her style and exposure were controversial and rebellious. In 1903 her The Nereids Fountain, created for the city of Buenos Aires, met bureaucratic problems at the city's Deliberative Council, which had the sculpture moved from place to place. Near the end of her life,  ( Wikipedia article )


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