Grandma Moses (1860-1961)
Grandma Moses ( born Grandma Moses, real name Anna Mary Moses , born Robertson , Eng . Anna Mary Moses, b. Robertson; September 7, 1860 - December 13, 1961) - American painter - lover , one of the main representatives of the American picturesque primitivism .
Loved to draw since childhood , but most of my life spent on a farm in upstate New York , being the wife of a farmer . Became the mother of five children . In later years engaged in embroidery , but closer to the age of 70 it became difficult for her because of arthritis . After her husband died in 1927, Anna Moses was again drawing .
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In 1938, a New York collector, said Anne Moses figure , displayed in a window in the town pharmacy Hoosick Falls ( born Hoosick Falls), where she lived. During the year, figures Moses began to appear in the New York gallery of Saint - Etienne , and attracted wide attention of collectors and art lovers . During the 1940's . Moses exhibitions were held in many European countries and Japan. In 1941 she received the State Prize of the State of New York, in 1949 , U.S. President Harry Truman personally presented her with the award of the National American Women's Press Club. In 1952 was published her autobiography . In 1960 , the centenary of Grandma Moses , her photograph taken by famous photojournalist Cornell Capa , has been placed on the cover of Life magazine .
Grandma Moses painting depicts rural landscapes and genre scenes , they are often multi-figured and resemble children's drawings. Grandma Moses preferred winter , summer wrote less . One of the summer landscape Moses , "The Old Spotted House , 1862 " ( Work , 1942) , purchased from the author after a $ 110 , was sold in 2004 at auction in Memphis for 60 000 dollars .
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