Loren Mozely (1905-1989) Born in Brookport, Illinois, Mozley was a well-known painter of southwestern landscapes. From 1929 to 1931 Mozley studied at the Colarossi and Chaumière academies in Paris where he copied paintings at the Louvre. He then spent time in New York City where he befriended Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, and Georgia O’Keefe. Returning to Taos where he has spent time as a child, Mozley received WPA commissions to paint murals for the Federal Building in Albuquerque and the post office in Clinton, Oklahoma. Relocating to Austin, Mozley served as acting chairman of the University of Texas in Austin department of art from 1942 to 1945 and as president of the Texas Fine Arts Association. In 1975 his career was commemorated by a retrospective exhibition and catalogue organized by the University of Texas Art Gallery.
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