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.