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 Grandma Moses

Grandma Moses

Original Name Anna Mary Robertson
Birth
Greenwich, Washington County, New York, USA
Death 13 Dec 1961 (aged 101)
Hoosick Falls, Rensselaer County, New York, USA
Burial Hoosick Falls, Rensselaer County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 743 · View Source
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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.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 743
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Grandma Moses (7 Sep 1860–13 Dec 1961), Find A Grave Memorial no. 743, citing Maple Grove New Cemetery, Hoosick Falls, Rensselaer County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .