GEORGES MORA
 

Georges Mora was a touchstone. A bulwark against parochialism, he recognised capacities in people and showed them what was possible in themselves and what was possible here in Melbourne. What had been viewed as risky became the accepted imperative. He offered challenge with the safety net of his support.

Trained as a patent dealer, and an art dealer and restaurateur by trade, Georges was a pivotal figure in the Australian art world. He supported artists of all ages in their attempts to express their ideas and individuality through their chosen medium. Along with close friends John and Sunday Reed, Georges supported scores of celebrated Australian artists including Charles Blackman, Arthur Boyd, Joy Hester, Sidney Nolan, John Olsen, John Perceval and Albert Tucker.

Georges' influence on the way the public responds to contemporary art and the esteem in which artists are held continues to this day.

 

Photograph by ********, George Mora, 19** 
(LEFT) Charles BLACKMAN, Portrait of Georges Mora, 1956 Oil on paper laid on board, 80 x 79 cm Collection of the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra Image courtesy of the artist

(LEFT) Charles BLACKMAN, Portrait of Georges Mora, 1956
Oil on paper laid on board, 80 x 79 cm
Collection of the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Image courtesy of the artist

Charles BLACKMAN, Georges Mora, 1956 enamel paint on paper on composition board,  97.1 x 130.4 cm Collection of the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Image courtesy of the artist

Charles BLACKMAN, Georges Mora, 1956
enamel paint on paper on composition board,  97.1 x 130.4 cm
Collection of the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Image courtesy of the artist