Grandma Moses

By Wallner, Alexandra

Publishers Summary:
A brief biography of Anna Mary Robertson, the artist who was known as Grandma Moses, describing the inspiration behind and development of her paintings.

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ISBN
978-0-82341-538-0
Publisher
New York : Holiday House, c2004.


REVIEWS

School Library Journal

Reviewed on May 1, 2004

K-Gr 4 This inviting picture book covers the childhood, courtship, and mature years of Anna Mary Robertson, the self-taught artist whose cheerful, upstate-New York landscapes and scenes of family gatherings first garnered serious attention as she turned 80. Robertson's experience with and exposure to creative endeavors throughout the years are woven naturally into the narrative: she built "air-castles...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on July 1, 2004  |  

In Wallner's latest picture book portrait, we are introduced to Grandma Moses as a hard-working young New York farm girl named Anna Mary Robinson who watched her father paint murals inside their house. Years later, after her husband Thomas Moses died, sixty-seven-year-old Anna Mary finally found time to create her now-famous nostalgic landscapes. Out West, Tressa Prisbrey lived a nomadic life traveling from job to job in a trailer with her large family. Finally retiring to some land in Ca...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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