Current Location:
Eberhard Center -> 9th Floor (EC)
Location Notes:
EC; 9th Floor; South Corridor

Hoosick Valley from My Window

Artwork
Identifier:
2007.473.1d
Artist:
Grandma Moses
Credit:
Gift of John and Helen Hoermann
Medium:
Reproduction Print
Date:
1946
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 11.75 in Width: 15 in
Description:
Country landscape scene outlined by a window frame and a lace curtain. Mostly grass green composition with blue-gray mountain background. Small buildings, animals, and flowers scatter the land.
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, was lauded by governors and presidents, and continued to work well into her nineties. 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.