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Grandma Moses - Signed 3.5 x 4.75 Inch Photograph, 1960

Signed in fountain pen on face

3.5 x 4.75 inch glossy photograph
Ink notation to reverse dates the autograph to September 19, 1960.

Very good condition, with light brushing to the ink, small surface impressions, surface loss to the upper left corner, and a missing upper right corner tip

House of Roulx Letter of Authenticity

Granma Moses

Anna Mary Robertson Moses grew up on a farm in upstate New York, where she worked as a hired girl, helping neighbors and relatives with cleaning, cooking, and sewing. Her father encouraged her to draw on old newsprint, and she used berry and grape juices to brighten her images. She married when she was twenty-seven and moved to a farm in Virginia, where she raised five children. Grandma Moses did not start painting until she was seventy-seven years old and looking for something to do ​“to keep busy and out of mischief” after her husband died. She painted nostalgic scenes of American life and sold them at country fairs alongside her prize-winning pickles. In 1939 a collector saw her paintings in the window of the local pharmacy and bought them all. Soon after, Hallmark purchased the rights to reproduce her paintings on greeting cards and the name Grandma Moses became known across the country. She died at 101, after painting more than fifteen hundred images.

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