Grandma Moses
American, 1860-1961
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Selected exhibitions
2018
RECENT ACQUISITIONS,
Galerie St. Etienne
2018 Larsen Art Auction,
Larsen Gallery
19th and 20th Century American Art,
Debra Force Fine Art

Born Anna Mary Robertson Moses, Grandma Moses developed a large following late in life for folk-style depictions of rural domestic and farm life. Initially a self-taught craft, her small works depict people maple sugaring, preparing dinner, or picking berries, painted in a straightforward, flat style. Quickly embraced by the public after being discovered by a Manhattan art collector, Grandma Moses became a symbol of American hope during the Cold War era. Her images were extensively reproduced, and in 1969 one was featured on a commemorative U.S. postage stamp.