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Posted: Aug 28 2006 at 10:53am | IP Logged Quote amyable

Anna Mary Robertson Moses, also known as Grandma Moses, was an American Folk artist. One of the most notable things about Grandma Moses is that she started painting in her 70's, after leaving a career in embroidery due to arthritis. May we all be so motivated to try something new at that age! She spent the bulk of her life as a farmers wife and mother of 5 children. Grandma Moses lived to the age of 101.

Here are some links on the life and art of Grandma Moses

from Wikipedia

Short biography and activities for children

click around on left sidebar for artworks, etc

Please share any good links you find on Grandma Moses - I seem to be having trouble finding a good variety.

Pictures to come!

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Waiting for Christmas, 1960



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Here's one from 1935, untitled, actually IN embroidery!



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And one more-

All Is Still, oil on pressed wood



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Posted: Aug 28 2006 at 12:04pm | IP Logged Quote stefoodie

Amy, Granda Moses is one of my favorite artists (in fact I'm trying to design a template for my blog that has a Grandma Moses feel to it; sadly I'm not as talented.    )! Great choice for September! Thanks so much for doing this.

Off to download art for the screensaver....

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This is great!!!

I was wondering if there would be an artist and a composer posted for Sept. This makes picture study so much easier for me.

Thank you.

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I love the one titled "Waiting for Christmas."

It is set as the wallpaper for our dining room computer right now.

Thanks!

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The Higher Up and Further In blog has Grandma Moses on her Flikr artist study block. Click on the link above and scroll down to "Featured Artist" on the sidebar on the right.

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Posted: Oct 25 2010 at 12:07am | IP Logged Quote SuzanneG

Adding a couple books to this Artist Study:

Booklist from Amazon

Picture Book: Grandma Moses, by Alexandra Wallner.

Grandma Moses: Painter of Rural America...a satisfactory biography that my 4th graders read and enjoyed. There aren't any pictures...it's just text.

Barefoot in the Grass is a more advanced biography of her....for older readers.

And, some fun activities here.

Dropping In On Grandma Moses. I haven't seen any of these, but just requested it from my library.


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Posted: Oct 25 2010 at 2:48pm | IP Logged Quote MaryM

SuzanneG wrote:

Picture Book: Grandma Moses, by Alexandra Wallner.

- yes good one. Alexandra Wallner has several excellent picture book biographies of women artists and authors.

Would also be interesting to look at her grandson's work - great picture book illustrator.

Will Moses

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