• Grandma Moses: American Modern

  • Grandma Moses, or Anna Mary Robertson "Grandma" Moses (1860-1961), was an American legend and one of the best-known artists of her time.  She was often marginalized as a latter-day "folk" painter or a phenomenon of popular media. Grandma Moses: American Modern, a catalog that accompanied a major exhibition, looks at the artist's compelling biography and her paintings to elucidate her role in the development of a culture of modernist art at mid-century. Several scholars examine Moses's name, public persona, painted world, and place in American popular culture; address the myth of the self-taught artist; and contextualize her work alongside the art world of her day. Forward by Thomas Denenberg and Robert Wolterstorff; in association with the Shelburne Museum and the Bennington Museum; essays by Thomas Denenberg, Jamie Franklin, Diana Korzenik and Alexander Nemerov. Jacket image: Anna Mary Robertson ("Grandma") Moses. Detail of Cambridge, 1944. Collection of Shelburne Museum. (c) 2016 Grandma Moses Properties Co., NY. Hardcover. Measures: 10 7/8 x 10 3/4 x 5/8 inches.

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