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Grandma Moses: American Modern (Hardcover)


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By Thomas Denenberg (Contributions by), Jamie Franklin (Contributions by), Diana Korzenik (Contributions by), Alexander Nemerov (Contributions by), Robert Wolterstorff (Foreword by)
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A long-overdue reexamination of beloved American artist Grandma Moses, restoring her rightful place within the canon of mid-century American Art. One of the best-known artists of her time, and a true American legend, Anna Mary Robertson "Grandma" Moses (1860–1961) was often marginalized as a latter-day "folk" painter or a phenomenon of popular media. Accompanying a traveling exhibition, this new book looks closely at the paintings themselves and the artist’s compelling biography to reassert her role in the development of a culture of modernist art at mid-century. Presenting fresh research, several scholars examine Moses’s name, public persona, painted world, and wildly popular place in American pop culture; address the myth of the self-taught artist; and contextualize her work alongside such contemporaries as Horace Pippin, Elie Nadelman, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, and Morris Hirshfield.

About the Author

Thomas Denenberg is the director of the Shelburne Museum.

Robert Wolterstorff is the director and Jamie Franklin is curator at the Bennington Museum.

Diana Korzenik is professor emerita at the Massachusetts College of Art.

Alexander Nemerov is professor of art history at Stanford University.

Praise For…

"'Moses is literally discovered by New York modernists,' says Denenberg, who, with Robert Wolterstorff . . . organized Grandma Moses: American Modern [exhibit]" -Hyperallergic.com
Product Details
ISBN: 9780847849239
ISBN-10: 0847849236
Publisher: Skira Rizzoli
Publication Date: June 14th, 2016
Pages: 128
Language: English