Grandma Moses : American Modern, Hardback Book


One of the best-known artists of her time, and a true American legend, Anna Mary Robertson Grandma Moses (1860-1961) was often marginalized as a latter-day folk painter or a phenomenon of popular media.

Accompanying a traveling exhibition, this new book looks closely at the paintings themselves and the artist's compelling biography to reassert her role in the development of a culture of modernist art at mid-century.

Presenting fresh research, several scholars examine Moses's name, public persona, painted world, and wildly popular place in American pop culture; address the myth of the self-taught artist; and contextualize her work alongside such contemporaries as Horace Pippin, Elie Nadelman, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, and Morris Hirshfield.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 128 pages, 160 full-colour images
  • Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Art & design styles: c 1900 to c 1960
  • ISBN: 9780847849239



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