Current Location:
Zumberge Administration (JHZ) -> 3rd Floor (JHZ)
Location Notes:
JHZ; 3rd Floor, President's Reception Area

Shared Passion: A Gift of the Stuart and Barbara Padnos Foundation Collection ➔ The Storm

Oil on panel
Artworks - Height: 16 in Width: 24 in
Historical Context:
Few artists embody American nostalgia as well as Anna Mary Robertson, best known as Grandma Moses. Her story is the stuff of legend: discovered at the age of 78 in Hoosick Falls, New York, this widow, mother, and former domestic servant gained international fame as a folk painter. At the moment when Abstract Expressionism began to flex its cultural muscle among the art world cognoscenti, Moses’ images of Americana, such as "The Storm," charmed a more conventional audience. The Storm features one of the artist’s favorite genres: a broadly sweeping landscape seen from a high vantage point, this one showing rural homesteads as storm clouds gather. "The Storm" presents a bucolic view of rural America untouched by historical events or technological advances.