Legendary American artist Grandma Moses personally autographed Women in America first day cover. (September 7, 1860 -December 13, 1961), known by her nickname Grandma Moses, was anAmerican. She began painting in earnest atthe age of 78 and is often cited as an example of an individual whosuccessfully began a career in the arts at an advanced age. Moses' paintings are displayed in thecollections of many museums.
Moses appeared on magazine covers, television, and in adocumentary of her life. She wrote an autobiography (My Life's History), won numerous awards, and was awarded two honorary doctoral degrees. Saidof her: The simple realism, nostalgic atmosphere and luminous color withwhich Grandma Moses portrayed simple farm life and rural countryside won her awide following. She was able to capture the excitement of winter's firstsnow.Preparationsand the new, young green of oncoming spring... In person, Grandma Moses charmedwherever she went. A tiny, lively woman with mischievous gray eyes and a quickwit, she could be sharp-tongued with a sycophant and stern with an errantgrandchild.
She was a live-in housekeeper for a total of 15 years, startingat 12 years of age. One of her employers noticed her appreciation for theirprints made by. And they supplied her with art materials to create drawings.
Moses and her husbandbegan their married life in Virginia, where they worked on farms. In 1905, theyreturned to the. The couple had ten children, five of whom survived infancy.
She expressed an interest in art throughout her life, including embroidery ofpictures with yarn, until arthritis made this pursuit too painful. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Autographs\Other Collectible Autographs". The seller is "autocovers" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, Cayman Islands.