The Galerie St. Etienne will once again feature works by Grandma Moses (1860-1961) and Leonard Baskin (1922-2000) at the Winter Antiques Show in 2018. The unlikely pairing focuses on two of America’s most popular postwar artists.
Leonard Baskin, the classically educated son of an orthodox Jewish rabbi, directly engaged the anxieties of the Cold War era. Grandma Moses, a self-taught farmwoman from upstate New York, depicted reassuring images of rural life. Each, however, spoke to the verities of the human condition, transcending the boundaries of the art establishment to touch the hearts of the American public.
The Galerie St. Etienne gave Grandma Moses her first one-woman exhibition in 1940 and has represented her ever since. The gallery has represented the estate of Leonard Baskin since 2007.
The gallery’s installation at the Winter Antiques Show will feature six works (including three bronzes) by Leonard Baskin and sixteen paintings by Grandma Moses.