New Mexico New Deal Sites June 2019 - Photo #22 - Albuquerque Federal Courthouse

Photo: Carol M. Highsmith Archive, US Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Photographed in April 2013 as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration.
United States Courthouse, Albuquerque, New Mexico: The mural The Rebellion of 1680 by Loren Mozley, depicting the Pueblo Revolt. At the elevator on the first floor.
  1. First floor WPA mural at Lobby elevator, U.S. Courthouse, Albuquerque, New Mexico, US Library of Congress website, accessed 12 July 2019. Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication.
  2. Loren Mozley,, accessed 12 July 2019: "Loren Norman Mozley (1905-1989) was born on October 2, 1905. He moved with his family in 1906 to New Mexico. He was introduced to oil painting by one of his father's Navajo patients and began to paint at age eleven. In 1926 he moved to Taos. For the next two years he painted and exhibited his work at the Harwood Gallery, and befriended artists Andrew Dasburg, Dorothy Brett, John Ward Lockwood, Kenneth Adams, and John Marin, among others. From 1929 to 1931 Mozley studied at the Colarossi and Chaumière academies in Paris, copied paintings at the Louvre, and traveled in Holland, Italy, and southern France. He returned to America penniless in 1931 and spent the next four years in New York City, working as an engraver for part of the time and painting when he could. During this time he befriended Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, and Georgia O'Keeffe ... He received WPA commissions to paint murals for the Federal Building in Albuquerque ... Loren Mozley painted scenes from the American Southwest, Mexico, South America, and Spain in a methodical, geometric style, using a palette dominated by dusky purples and maroons, brightened with accents of gold, green, olive, and blue. Oil paints were his primary medium ..."
  3. Federal Building and United States Courthouse (Albuquerque, New Mexico), Wikipedia, accessed 12 July 2019.