From: Crocker Art Museum Limited Edition: 22 Exhibition: Grandma Moses: Grandmother to the Nation Material: Printed vinyl Dimensions: 31" x 72" (78.74cm x 182.88cm)
Hanging Hardware Included
Text banners from the Grandma Moses retrospective capture the look of needlepoint at a monumental scale. The banner makes a giant sampler that looks great on its own, or even more dramatic when paired with one of these Grandma Moses banners: The Old Oaken Bucket or Sugaring Off. Stitch one, pearl two...
Known for her naive folk art, Grandma Moses (1860 – 1961) had a long and prolific career, especially considering that she did not start painting until she was 75 years old. She began by creating works based on Currier and Ives prints as well as images from newspapers and magazines. She went on to paint scenes from her own memory of growing up in late-nineteenth century rural America. She worked somewhat methodically, first painting her vast, flat landscapes and then peopling the scenes with contented villagers, farmers, animals, and children busy at work or hard at play.
These banners feature text on a white background. The banner reads “Spend some time with Grandma”, then a font designed to copy the look of needlepoint samplers reads “Grandma Moses at the Crocker”. A small flower embellished with a scroll pattern is also included further enhancing an embroidered cross-stitch look. The dates of the exhibition and address of the museum follow in grey print, “September 8 through January 6, 2008/2nd & O Streets”.
Both sides of this banner are identical. Two other banners from the exhibition are available featuring images of Moses’s work. One features the winter scene Sugaring Off, and the other a summery scene The Old Oaken Bucket.
These banners were displayed around Sacramento, California from September 8, 2007 through January 6, 2008 to promote the exhibition, Grandma Moses: Grandmother to the Nation at the Crocker Art Museum. The exhibition was also seen at the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, New York; Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Hunter Museum of Art in Chattanooga, Tennessee; and the John and Mabel Ringling Museum in Sarasota, Florida.