Grandma Moses: Book, 'The Essential Grandma Moses'
The Essential Grandma Moses Jane Kallir
Grandma Moses is the Cinderella of the 20th-century art world: a humble farm woman who taught herself to paint when she was over 70 years old and lived to become one of the most famous American artists of her era.
By the time she died at the age of 101, Moses had become a darling of the mass media. She had met the President, sold millions of greeting cards and poster reproductions, and had been featured on TV and on the covers of Time and Life magazines.
Find out: How someone who had never gone to art school invented a highly influential painting style; How Grandma Moses fits in with other "self-taught" or "folk" artists; Why the art world establishment at first adored her, then rejected her, and is now rediscovering her.