Grandma Moses Biography

Anna Mary Robertson Moses, better known by her nickname of "Grandma Moses," was a renowned American folk artist. Having begun painting in earnest at the age of 78, she is often cited as an example of an individual successfully beginning a career in the arts at an advanced age. Her works have been shown and sold in the United States and abroad and have been marketed on greeting cards and other merchandise. Moses' paintings are among the collections of many museums. The Sugaring Off was sold for US$1.2 million in 2006.

Moses has appeared on magazine covers, television, and in a documentary of her life. She wrote an autobiography of her life, won numerous awards and was awarded two honorary doctoral degrees.

The New York Times said of her: "The simple realism, nostalgic atmosphere and luminous color with which Grandma Moses portrayed homely farm life and rural countryside won her a wide following. She was able to capture the excitement of winter's first snow, Thanksgiving preparations and the new, young green of oncoming spring... In person, Grandma Moses charmed wherever she went. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Grandma Moses
Full Name:
Anna Mary Robertson
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Artist, Visual Artist
Date of Birth:
September 7, 1860
Astrological Sign:
Virgo
Date of Death:
December 13, 1961
Age at Death:
101
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