Moses, Grandma, 1860-1961

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Grandma Moses (born Anna Mary Robertson Moses, September 7, 1860, Greenwich, NY–d. December 13, 1961, Hoosick Falls, NY) left home at age 12 to find work with wealthy families nearby. She married Thomas Salmon Moses, another helper on a farm, and they moved to Staunton, Virginia and then to a farm in Eagle Bridge, NY. While in Eagle Bridge, she was called Grandma Moses. Beginning in 1932, Grandma Moses made embroidered pictures of yarn and quilted objects; she started painting at age 76 when developed arthritis.
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referencedIn Moses, (Grandma) Mrs. Anna Mary (Robertson) 1860-1961 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Moses, Grandma Harry S. Truman Library
creatorOf Ford, Alice, 1906-,. Alice Ford collection, 1943-1945. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Armstrong, William H. (William Howard), 1914-1999. Barefoot in the grass : the story of Grandma Moses : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Universal Newsreel Volume 34, Issue 101 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Sage Colleges Archives. Honorary degree recipient for 1949, Anna Mary Robertson Moses. The Sage Colleges Libraries
referencedIn Alice Ford collection, 1943-1945 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Individualism and Iconoclasm in American Art United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Lillian Gish papers, 1909-1992 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn GRANDMA MOSES (PART 9 ONLY) United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense. 1921 - 2008. Audio Recordings. 1945 - 1965. AMERICA'S GRANDMA
referencedIn Robertson family. Robertson family papers, 1820-1907. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Lillian Gish papers, 1909-1992 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn GRANDMA MOSES United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn General Records of the Department of the Navy. 1941 - 2004. Moving Images Relating to Military Activities. 1947 - 1980. Thanks Mr. President
referencedIn Turkey and Trimans With Grandma Moses United States. National Archives and Records Administration
creatorOf Moses, Grandma, 1860-1961. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Greer, Frances, d. 1978. Frances and Mary Virginia Greer papers related to Grandma Moses, 1913-1982. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn De Creeft, José, 1884-1982. José de Creeft papers, 1908-1982. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn American artists autographs, 1837-1860. Winterthur Library
referencedIn Moses, Grandma : Biographical file. Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
referencedIn Grandma Moses United States. National Archives and Records Administration
creatorOf Moses, Grandma, 1860-1961. Anna Mary Moses : artist file : study photographs and reproductions of works of art with accompanying documentation 1930?-1990 [graphic] [compiled by staff of The Museum of Modern Art, New York]. Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection
referencedIn Moses, Grandma Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
referencedIn Jo Mielziner papers, 1903-1976 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn She's The Queen of Heart's; She's Grandma Moses United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn AMERICAN BOOKSHELF #18: GRANDMA MOSES United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Records of the U.S. Information Agency. 1900 - 2003. Hold File Photographs Relating to American Political, Cultural, and Economic Activities, Prominent U.S. and Foreign Personalities, and World Events
referencedIn Robertson family papers, 1820-1907. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Fox Movietone News Collection. 1957 - 1963. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 1957 - 1963. Movietone News, Vol. 45, No. 1
creatorOf MOSES, GRANDMA. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
referencedIn Rayburn, Sam, papers 92-172, 92-257, 92-389, 92-415, 94-017, 96-066, 96-177, 97-347, 98-130, 2008-225, 2009-008. 29749116., 1831, 1845, 1903-2007 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
referencedIn MacLeish, Archibald, 1892-1982. Papers [holograph and typescript] : 1948-1971 / Archibald MacLeish. Greenfield Community College, Nahman-Watson Library
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense. 1921 - 2008. Audio Recordings. 1945 - 1965. AMERICA'S GRANDMA
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associatedWith Armstrong, William H. (William Howard), 1914-1999. person
associatedWith De Creeft, José, 1884-1982. person
associatedWith Ford, Alice, 1906-, person
associatedWith Gish, Lillian, 1893-1993 person
associatedWith Greer, Frances, d. 1978. person
associatedWith MacLeish, Archibald, 1892-1982. person
associatedWith Mielziner, Jo, 1901-1976 person
associatedWith Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Rayburn, Sam, 1882-1961 person
associatedWith Robertson family. family
associatedWith Robertson family. family
Place Name Admin Code Country
Greenwich NY US
New York NY US
Hoosick Falls NY US
Virginia VA US
Subject
Art, American
Art--American (?)--Reproductions
Occupation
Painter
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Birth 1860-09-07

Death 1961-12-13

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Americans

English

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