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Grandma MosesAnna Mary Robertson Moses(1860
1961)PAINTER
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GRANDMA MOSES
  • Born in Greenwich, NY Sept. 7, 1860 1 of 10
    children of farmers
  • Marries farmer Thomas Moses in 1887 they have 10
    children, 5 survive
  • They move to Eagle Bridge, New York, where she
    lives the rest of her long life
  • She embroiders scenes in yarn until arthritis
    causes her to quit and take up painting at age 76

Life is what we make it, always has been, always
will be
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I paint from the top down. From the sky, then
the mountains, then the hills then the houses,
then the cattle and then the people.
  • Starts by painting scenes from books on Currier
    Ives prints
  • An art collector sees her work in a drugstore
    window immediate success
  • Paints happy, life in the country images on
    cardboard
  • Paints from memory, backgrounds first, then adds
    people

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  • Some of her work is used on Hallmark cards
  • Prolific artist 3600 canvasses in 30 years
  • Before she is famous, sells work for 2-3 per
    painting

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Sugaring Off (1943) Depicts making maple candy in
winter Sold in 2006 for 1.2 million
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Catching the Thanksgiving Turkey (1943)
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GRANDMA MOSESprimitivist
  • In her paintings there is no despair, unhappiness
    or aging
  • On her 100th birthday in 1960, NY Gov. Nelson
    Rockefeller proclaims Grandma Moses Day
  • Lives near/friends with Norman Rockwell
  • Died Dec. 13, 1961 at Age 101

If I didnt start painting, I would have raised
chickens.
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