Grandma Moses

1860 - 1961

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Anna Mary Robertson Moses (September 7, 1860 – December 13, 1961), or Grandma Moses, was an American folk artist. She began painting in earnest at the age of 78 and is a prominent example of a newly successful art career at an advanced age. Her works have been shown and sold worldwide, including in museums, and have been merchandised such as on greeting cards. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Grandma Moses has received more than 1,089,971 page views. Her biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Grandma Moses is the 382nd most popular painter (up from 903rd in 2019), the 1,290th most popular biography from United States (up from 3,092nd in 2019) and the 11th most popular Painter.

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Among painters, Grandma Moses ranks 382 out of 1,421Before her are Johann Friedrich Overbeck, André Masson, Alexander Roslin, Gabriele Münter, Marie Laurencin, and Armand Guillaumin. After her are Adam Elsheimer, Dosso Dossi, Melozzo da Forlì, Édouard Vuillard, Eugène Atget, and William Holman Hunt.

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Among people born in 1860, Grandma Moses ranks 35Before her are Otto Jespersen, Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna of Russia, Isaac Levitan, Karl Denke, Hjalmar Branting, and Vito Volterra. After her are Gustave Charpentier, Mercedes of Orléans, Marianne von Werefkin, James McKeen Cattell, Gyula Andrássy the Younger, and Archduke Charles Stephen of Austria. Among people deceased in 1961, Grandma Moses ranks 22Before her are Percy Williams Bridgman, Kurt Meyer, Otto Loewi, Paul Landowski, Dashiell Hammett, and Maria of Yugoslavia. After her are Eero Saarinen, Luigi Einaudi, Akiba Rubinstein, Wolfgang von Trips, Paul Wittgenstein, and Lee de Forest.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Grandma Moses ranks 1,290 out of 18,182Before her are Yonatan Netanyahu (1946), James Garner (1928), Henry Gantt (1861), Lewis A. Swift (1820), Annette Bening (1958), and Michael Stuart Brown (1941). After her are Edith Wharton (1862), John Hasbrouck Van Vleck (1899), Philip Warren Anderson (1923), Shelley Duvall (1949), Hugh David Politzer (1949), and Aaron Copland (1900).

Among PAINTERS In United States

Among painters born in United States, Grandma Moses ranks 11Before her are Man Ray (1890), Margaret Keane (1927), Norman Rockwell (1894), James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834), Robert Rauschenberg (1925), and Joseph Kosuth (1945). After her are Lyonel Feininger (1871), Bob Ross (1942), Frederic Edwin Church (1826), Grant Wood (1891), Bruce Nauman (1941), and Cy Twombly (1928).