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

My Hills of Home

18 x 36 in. (45.7 x 91.4 cm)

Anna Mary Robertson Moses (aka Grandma Moses)
United States (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
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Location: Not currently on view

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]

Artist's signature, lower left: Moses

Inscription, verso: 1941 My Hills of Home

The artist; to her brother, Mr. Fred E. Robertson, Savannah, New York; purchased from him 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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