GRANDMA MOSES - ORIGINAL ART SIGNED 04/27/1948 - HFSID 285916
GRANDMA MOSES In the book Grandma Moses: American Primitive, Moses has drawn a country scene on the flyleaf, and signed the book opposite the title page, inscribing it to columnist Leonard Lyons. Original Art in an inscribed and signed book: "April 27, 1948./To Mr. Leonard Lyons./with best regards./Grandma Moses.
Sale Price $4,037.50
In the book Grandma Moses: American Primitive, Moses has drawn a country scene on the flyleaf, and signed the book opposite the title page, inscribing it to columnist Leonard Lyons.
Original Art in an inscribed and signed book: "April 27, 1948./To Mr. Leonard Lyons./with best regards./Grandma Moses." beneath printed photograph facing the title page, 146 pages, 8½x11¼, hardcover. Grandma Moses American Primitive, Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York: 1947. From the title page: "Forty Paintings with Comments/By Grandma Moses - Together with/Her Life's History/Introduction by Louis Bromfield/Edited by Otto Kallir". 87-YEARS-OLD AT THE TIME, GRANDMA MOSES HAS DRAWN A COUNTRY SCENE IN INK ON THE FIRST BLANK FLYLEAF. Self-taught, ANNA MARY ROBERTSON "GRANDMA" MOSES (1860-1961) and her paintings first came to public attention in 1940, when she was 80 years old, with a one-woman show, "What A Farm Wife Painted", in OTTO KALLIR's Galerie St. Etienne in New York City. The Galerie St. Etienne officially represented Grandma Moses and has represented her estate since her death. Moses' folk art, down-home personality and background as a farmer and homemaker charmed the American public. By the time of her death at the age of 101, she had completed over 1,600 works and had established an international reputation. "Grandma Moses in the 21st Century", an exhibition of 87 of her most important works from public and private collections in the U.S. and Japan, began a national tour at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., March 15 to June 10, 2001. The Guest Curator of the exhibition was Jane Kallir, co-director of Galerie St. Etienne and Otto's granddaughter. LEONARD LYONS, to whom this book was inscribed, was a syndicated columnist for the "New York Post". Pinhead-size stain touches the "g" in regards. Covers are lightly worn. Book is internally sound.
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