Oil Pastels on Burlap
Anna Mary Robertson was born in Greenwich, N.Y., on September 7th, 1860, one of 10 children of a farmer. At 12, she began earning her living as a cleaning girl. In 1887 she married a farmworker, Thomas S. Moses, and the couple settled on a farm in Virginia.
At the age of 76, because of arthritis, she gave up embroidery and began to paint. Her early work was usually based on scenes she found in illustrated books and magazine prints. Her first one-woman show was held in New York City in 1940 and immediately catapulted her to fame. By 1943 there was an overwhelming demand for her pictures.
Most of Grandma Moses's paintings were done on pieces of stiff cardboard. She loved to draw and paint things that sometimes reminded her of her childhood.
Grandma Moses worked from memory, portraying a way of life she knew intimately.
Join us as we recreate our own Grandma Moses inspired mixed-media and burlap landscapes.