Grandma Moses

American folk artist, Anna Mary Robertson “Grandma" Moses (1860 - 1961) came to her craft only when she was well into her 70s. She had begun working in embroidery to fill time after she was widowed in 1927, but with arthritis crippling her hands she eventually switched to painting. Her works of bucolic, turn-of-the-century rural life evoke a thoroughly non-ironic nostalgia that catapulted her works to fame. Her first solo exhibition was held in New York in 1940, and she went on to create over 1,600 paintings before her death at the age of 101.
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