DocuWatch on Facebook
Art America Britain History Science Societies War Shop
DocuWatch

Grandma Moses
Grandma Moses - A Portrait of the Octogenarian Folk Artist
Grandma Moses - Documentary

« Golnar Adili

Great Artists - Cassatt »

Description

Grandma Moses

From Wikipedia

Anna Mary Robertson Moses
(September 7, 1860 – December 13, 1961)
known by her nickname Grandma Moses, was a renowned American folk artist. Having begun painting in earnest at the age of 78, she is often cited as an example of an individual successfully beginning a career in the arts at an advanced age. Her works have been shown and sold in the United States and abroad and have been marketed on greeting cards and other merchandise. Moses' paintings are among the collections of many museums. The Sugaring Off was sold for US.2 million in 2006.

grandma-moses2.jpg

Moses has appeared on magazine covers, television, and in a documentary of her life. She wrote her autobiography, won numerous awards and was awarded two honorary doctoral degrees.

The New York Times said of her: "The simple realism, nostalgic atmosphere and luminous color with which Grandma Moses portrayed simple farm life and rural countryside won her a wide following. She was able to capture the excitement of winter's first snow, Thanksgiving preparations and the new, young green of oncoming spring... In person, Grandma Moses charmed wherever she went. A tiny, lively woman with mischievous gray eyes and a quick wit, she could be sharp-tongued with a sycophant and stern with an errant grandchild."

Starting at 12 years of age and for a total of 15 years, she was a live-in housekeeper. One of the families that she worked for, who noticed her appreciation for their prints made by Currier and Ives, supplied her with art materials to create drawings. Moses and her husband began their married life in Virginia, where they worked on farms. In 1905 they returned to the Northeastern United States and settled in Eagle Bridge, New York. The couple had five children who survived infancy. Her interest in art was expressed throughout her life, including embroidery of pictures with yarn, until arthritis made this pursuit too painful.

Tags

   

Other videos in channel "Women in Art":

A Woman's Touch: The National Museum of Women in the Arts A Woman's Touch: The National Museum of Women in the Arts Agnes Martin Agnes Martin Angelica Kauffmann Angelica Kauffmann
Anne Madden Painter & Muse Anne Madden Painter & Muse Anne Redpath Anne Redpath
Annie Leibovitz Annie Leibovitz Artemisia Gentileschi Artemisia Gentileschi Aya Takano Aya Takano
Barbara Hepworth Barbara Hepworth Berthe Morisot Berthe Morisot
Bridget Riley Bridget Riley Cindy Sherman Cindy Sherman Collective Vision: The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Collective Vision: The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Frida Kahlo - Portrait Of A Woman Frida Kahlo - Portrait Of A Woman Golnar Adili Golnar Adili Grandma Moses Grandma Moses
Great Artists - Cassatt Great Artists - Cassatt Helen Chadwick Helen Chadwick Jenny Saville Jenny Saville
Jodi Jones Jodi Jones Lotte Reiniger Lotte Reiniger Louise Bourgeois Louise Bourgeois
Marlene Dumas Marlene Dumas Masters of photography - Diane Arbus Masters of photography - Diane Arbus Mona Hatoum Mona Hatoum
Niki de Saint Phalle Niki de Saint Phalle Orlan - Carnal Art Orlan - Carnal Art Pipilotti Rist Pipilotti Rist
Polly Morgan Polly Morgan Pop Go the Women - The Other Story of Pop Art Pop Go the Women - The Other Story of Pop Art Tamara de Lempicka Tamara de Lempicka
The Story of Women and Art The Story of Women and Art Tracey Emin Tracey Emin Two Powerful Women - The Collectors of Russian Art Two Powerful Women - The Collectors of Russian Art
Women and Ledger Art Women and Ledger Art Women in Art Women in Art Women in Art2 Women in Art2
Yayoi Kusama Yayoi Kusama Zaha Hadid Zaha Hadid  
Video channels
Video channels
Videos in this channel
AdSense
Featured
Featured
Featured