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The Essential Grandma Moses

The Essential Grandma Moses

by Jane Kallir
     
 
Grandma Moses is the Cinderella of the 20th-century art world: a humble farm woman who taught herself to paint when she was over 70 years old and lived to become one of the most famous American artists of her era. By the time she died at the age of 101, Moses had become a darling of the mass media. She had met the President, sold millions of greeting cards and poster

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Grandma Moses is the Cinderella of the 20th-century art world: a humble farm woman who taught herself to paint when she was over 70 years old and lived to become one of the most famous American artists of her era. By the time she died at the age of 101, Moses had become a darling of the mass media. She had met the President, sold millions of greeting cards and poster reproductions, and had been featured on TV and on the covers of Time and Life magazines. Find out: How someone who had never gone to art school invented a highly influential painting style; How Grandma Moses fits in with other "self-taught" or "folk" artists; Why the art world establishment at first adored her, then rejected her, and is now rediscovering her.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This series is geared to the needs of the armchair art lover eager to broaden his or her knowledge of the art world without having to wade through lengthy and sometimes pretentious tomes. Past titles have focused on artists as disparate as Hieronymous Bosch, John James Audubon, Norman Rockwell, Andy Warhol, and Cindy Sherman, and all have followed a fairly similar formula. Look here for art history "lite," with no indexing and no attempt to appear scholarly but lots of good illustrations. There are stylistic differences among the individual writers, some of whom have better qualifications than others. For example, Chollet's previous writing experiences have been limited to screenplays (Seven Years in Tibet), and the Cassatt book can be maddening because of the author's preoccupation with feminist issues. Sidebars, called "Sound Bytes," include pertinent quotes by or about each artist profiled including a pitch from actor Brad Pitt speaking as an authority on Louis Comfort Tiffany. Given the books' small size (an easily stolen 6" square) and the likelihood that most libraries would already have material on these artists, none should be considered a necessary purchase. Margarete Gross, Chicago P.L. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760785713
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
03/01/2007
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.60(d)

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