Grandma Moses

Primitive Painter Grandma Moses Full Name: Grandma Moses [Anna Mary Robertson]
Nationality:

United States of America
American

Profession: Primitive Painter
Why Famous: Grandma Moses was an American folk artist who didn't start painting until she was 76. Although interested in art as a child farming and bringing up 10 children had taken up all her time until then. She took to painting with gusto producing nearly 1,800 works during her career.

She was discovered in 1938 and had her first solo exhibition in 1940. She became incredibly popular and appeared on both the covers of Time and LIFE magazine and her paintings were frequently used on greeting cards. She published her autobiography "My Life's History" in 1952.

Born: September 7, 1860
Birthplace: Greenwich, New York, USA
Star Sign: Virgo

Died: December 13, 1961 (aged 101)
Cause of Death: Atherosclerosis

Married Life

  • 1887-11-09 Painter Grandma Moses (27) weds Thomas Salmon Moses in New York

Historical Events in the Life of Grandma Moses

  • 1960-09-19 "LIFE" magazine celebrates artist Grandma Moses's 100th birthday by putting her on their cover
  • 2006-11-30 American folk artist Grandma Moses' "Sugaring Off" sells for a record $1.3 million for the artist by Christie in New York

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