Grandma Moses  (American, 1860-1961) 

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Grandma Moses Biography
1860   Born Anna Mary Robertson in Greenwich, NY
1872   Began work as a "hired girl" on neighboring farm Washington County, NY
1887   Married Thomas Salmon Moses & moves to Virginia Shenandoah Valley, VA and Staunton, VA
1905   Returned to New York with husband & five children Eagle Bridge, NY
1927   Thomas Salmon Moses died in Eagle Bridge, NY
1930s   Embroidered pictures & paintings Eagle Bridge, NY
1938   Display of paintings discovered by Louis J. Caldor Thomas's Drugstore, Hoosick Falls, NY
1940   1st solo show and special Thanksgiving presentation Gimbels Department Store, New York, NY
1949   Receives award from President Truman Washington, DC
1955   Interviewed by Edward R. Murrow Eagle Bridge, NY
1961   Dies at the age of 101 in Hoosick Falls, NY
Selected Exhibitions
2008   Grandma Moses, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL
2007   A Gift for Santa Barbara - The Dwight and Winifred Vedder Collection, Santa Barabra Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
2006   Essay, Galerie St. Etienne, New York City, NY
1998 - 1999   Self-Taught Artists (U.S. Traveling Exhibition), Philadelphia Museum of Art and other venues Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1996   Grandma Moses: Pictures from the Past, Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Florida
1995   Grandma Moses, Osaka, Tokyo, Yamaguchi, Chiba, Japan
1990   Grandma Moses, Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Funabashi, Yokohama, Japan
1989   Masters of Naive Art (Japanese Traveling Exhibition), Daimaru Museum and other venues Kyoto, Japan
1987   Grandma Moses, Isetan Museum and other venues Tokyo, Japan
1984   The World of Grandma Moses, New York, NY; Baltimore, MD; Nashville, TN; Omaha, NB; Peoria, IL
1982 - 1983   Grandma Moses: The Artist Behind the Myth, Galerie St. Etienne and other venues New York, NY
1981 - 1982   The Folk Art Tradition, Galerie St. Etienne New York, NY
1979   Grandma Moses, National Gallery of Art Washington, DC
1974 - 1975   Die Kunst der Naïven, Haus der Kunst, Munich; Kunsthaus, Zurich Germany; Switzerland
1968 - 1972   The Grandma Moses Gallery, Bennington Museum Bennington, VT
1969   Art and Life of Grandma Moses, Gallery of Modern Art New York, NY
1966   1st Triennial of Insitic Art, Nárpolná Galéria Slovenska, Bratislava
1964   Der Lusthof der Naïven, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen Rotterdam, Holland
1964   Der Lusthof der Naïven, Musée National d'Art Moderne Paris, France
1963 - 1964   A Life's History in 40 Pictures, Austria, France, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and Russia
1962   Grandma Moses: Memorial Exhibition, Galerie St. Etienne New York, NY
1960   My Life's History, IBM Gallery and other venues New York, NY
1955 - 1957   European Traveling Exhibition, various venues
1944 - 1956   U.S. Traveling Exhibitions, various venues
1955   A Tribute to Grandma Moses, IBM Gallery New York, NY
1954 - 1955   American Primitive Paintings, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Norway, UK, Germany
1950   European Traveling Exhibition, various venues
1949   Paintings by Grandma Moses, Phillips Collection Washington, DC
1944   New Paintings by Grandma Moses, Galerie St. Etienne New York, NY
1940   What a Farm Wife Painted, Galerie St. Etienne New York, NY
1939   Contemporary Unknown Painters, Museum of Modern Art New York, NY