A long-overdue reexamination of beloved American artist Grandma Moses, restoring her rightful place within the canon of mid-century American Art. 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." Exhibition: Shelborne Museum, Vermont, USA (06-10.2016) / Bennington Museum, Vermont, USA (06-10.2017).
Foreword / Thomas Denenberg and Robert Wolterstorff Moses, MoMA, and the Modernist Narrative / Jamie Franklin Anna Mary Robertson Moses: Rethinking Self-Taught / Diana Korzenik The Gifted Child: Shirley Jackson and Grandma Moses The New Detached House: Grandma Moses and 1950s America Bibliography Index.
Catalog of an exhibition held at Shelburne Museum, Vermont, June 18-October 30, 2016; and Bennington Museum, Vermont, July 1-November 5, 2017. Includes bibliographical references and index.