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Image of My Hills of Home

Copyright © 1970 (renewed 1998), Grandma Moses Properties Co., New York

My Hills of Home

1941
18 x 36 in. (45.7 x 91.4 cm)

Anna Mary Robertson Moses (aka Grandma Moses)
American (Greenwich, NY, 1860 - 1961, Hoosick Falls, NY)

Object Type: Painting
Medium and Support: Oil on board
Credit Line: Marion Stratton Gould Fund
Accession Number: 1953.3
Location: Currently on view
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If you asked people to name an American artist, chances are that many of them would say “Grandma Moses,” for her name has come to be associated with a distinctive style of painting and rural subjects that strike a common national chord.

Grandma Moses first began to paint in her seventies, after arthritis made it impossible for her to continue to embroider. A New York collector driving through Moses’s home town of Hoosick Falls, New York, saw her paintings in a drugstore, bought them, and bought more after visiting her at her farm. She had her first exhibition in 1940.

In her biography, she wrote: "I look back on my life like a good day's work, it was done and I feel satisfied with it. I was happy and contented, I knew nothing better and made the best out of what life offered. And life is what we make it, always has been, always will be."

[Gallery label text, 2009]

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Artist's signature, lower left: Moses

Inscription, verso: 1941 My Hills of Home


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The artist; to her brother, Mr. Fred E. Robertson, Savannah, New York; purchased by the Gallery in 1953

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Grandma Moses: Grandmother to the Nation Special Exhibition Teacher’s Resource Guide, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York


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