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Grandma Moses
Original name: Anna Mary Robertson Moses
Birth: Sep. 7, 1860
Death: Dec. 13, 1961

American Painter. Anna Mary Robertson Moses spent most of her life as a farm wife in rural Washington County, New York, never receiving formal art training. In her 70s, she began to paint pastoral scenes as a hobby, showing some of her work in a local drugstore. Art collector Louis Calder saw her paintings and brought her work to the attention of the New York art scene. By 1939, she had exhibited at the New York's Museum of Modern Art, and she had a solo show at the Gallerie Saint Etienne in that city the following year. In 1945, Hallmark licensed her paintings for a well-received series of greeting cards, giving her work mass exposure and contributing to her status as one of the best-known American artists. She was widely hailed for reinfusing common sense into an art world that was becoming increasingly overwhelmed by abstraction, as well as for emphasizing happiness when many of her well-known peers were portraying existential despair. (bio by: Stuthehistoryguy) 
 
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 Parents:
  Russell King Robertson (1820 - 1909)
  Margaret Shanahan Robertson (1840 - 1909)
 
 Spouse:
  Thomas Salmon Moses (1862 - 1927)
 
 Children:
  Winona R Moses Fisher (1888 - 1958)*
  Forrest King Moses (1893 - 1974)*
  Hugh W. Moses (1901 - 1949)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Maple Grove New Cemetery
Hoosick Falls
Rensselaer County
New York, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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Grandma Moses
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