Moses, Anna Mary Robertson (Grandma Moses) (1860-1961)

Anna Mary Robertson “Grandma” Moses (1860-1961) started painting in her seventies and became one of America’s most famous folk artists. Moses spent most of her life in Eagle Bridge, New York depicting the rural landscape of Washington County. What appeared to be an interest in painting at a late age was actually a manifestation of a childhood dream. With no time in her difficult farm-life to pursue painting, she was obliged to set aside her passion to paint. At age 92 she wrote, "I was quite small, my father would get me and my brothers white paper by the sheet. he liked to see us draw pictures, it was a penny a sheet and lasted longer than candy." It was her father's encouragement that fed her passion to paint and this dream was able to manifest later in her life.


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