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

Mary and the Little Lamb

Artwork
Identifier:
2007.473.1h
Artist:
Grandma Moses
Credit:
Gift of John and Helen Hoermann
Medium:
Reproduction Print
Date:
circa 1945
Dimensions:
Artworks -
Description:
Small blue-gray mountains with a gray sky backdrop, green trees and grass. Brick red building to the bottom left that has many children around it. There is a little girl in pink with a little lamb front and center.
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.