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

In Harvest Time

Artwork
Identifier:
2007.473.1f
Artist:
Grandma Moses
Credit:
Gift of John and Helen Hoermann
Medium:
Reproduction Print
Date:
circa 1945
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 10.75 in Width: 17.5 in
Description:
Light, bright colors in both land and sky. Yellow fields are dotted with many farmers. The foreground includes gray/white houses and barns with many townspeople doing various farm tasks. Large stacks of hay are lined up in front of the barn.
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.