Grandma Moses

(American, 1860–1961)

a christmas gift by grandma moses

Grandma Moses

A Christmas Gift, 1946

all is still © grandma moses properties co., new york by grandma moses

Grandma Moses

All is Still © Grandma Moses Properties Co., New York, 1941

cambridge and valley © grandma moses properties co., new york by grandma moses

Grandma Moses

Cambridge and Valley © Grandma Moses Properties Co., New York, 1943

february © grandma moses properties co., new york by grandma moses

Grandma Moses

February © Grandma Moses Properties Co., New York, 1944

making horseshoes © grandma moses properties co., new york by grandma moses

Grandma Moses

Making Horseshoes © Grandma Moses Properties Co., New York, 1961

old covered bridge, woodstock © grandma moses properties co., new york by grandma moses

Grandma Moses

Old Covered Bridge, Woodstock © Grandma Moses Properties Co., New York, 1944

Biography

Timeline

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

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