Artwork of the Week: March 15, 2021
ANNA MARY ROBERTSON MOSES (1860-1961), SPRING, 1943, TEMPERA ON BOARD, 15 X 22 INCHES. BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF ART, GIFT OF DR. ROBINSON AND DR. KINDRED, 1974.
In Honor of Women’s History Month
Beloved American artist Anna Mary Robertson Moses did not begin her painting career until late in life. While raising her children in rural Virginia and New York, Moses entertained her family by embroidering idyllic scenes of the countryside. When her arthritis made needlework too painful, she boldly took up the new hobby of painting at age 78. A self-taught artist, “Grandma” Moses, is celebrated for images that depict quaint, nostalgic scenes of childhood. Hallmark greeting cards purchased the rights to her paintings, making her a household name. Her folk-inspired artworks were shown nationally and internationally during her lifetime, and it continues to be collected and exhibited at prestigious American museums. Moses continued painting until her death at 101 years old.
You can see more artworks by women artists in the Museum collection by visiting our virtual online exhibition, A Studio of Her Own.