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Grandma Moses : American modern.

Author/Creator:
Moses, Grandma, 1860-1961 artist.
Publication:
New York : Skira Rizzoli Publications, Inc. ; Shelburne, VT : Shelburne Museum ; Bennington, VT : Bennington Museum, 2016.
Format/Description:
Book
128 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 28 cm
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Other Title:
American modern
Subjects:
Moses, Grandma, 1860-1961 -- Themes, motives -- Exhibitions.
Primitivism in art -- United States -- Exhibitions.
Seasons in art -- Exhibitions.
Country life in art -- Exhibitions.
Painters -- United States -- Exhibitions.
Moses, Grandma, 1860-1961.
Country life in art.
Painters.
Primitivism in art.
Seasons in art.
Themes, motives.
United States.
Form/Genre:
Catalogs.
Summary:
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).
Contents:
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.
Notes:
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.
Contributor:
Denenberg, Thomas Andrew, 1967- writer of supplementary textual content.
Wolterstorff, Robert Paul, 1960- writer of supplementary textual content.
Franklin, Jamie, writer of supplementary textual content.
Korzenik, Diana, 1941- writer of supplementary textual content.
Nemerov, Alexander, writer of supplementary textual content.
Shelburne Museum, host institution.
Bennington Museum, host institution.
Contains:
Moses, Grandma, 1860-1961. Paintings. Selections.
ISBN:
9780847849239
0847849236
9780847847624
0847847624
OCLC:
951748561