Folk Art and Grandma Moses

💠👵💜THIS TRIBUTE TO GRANDMA MOSES REMINDS ME WHAT MY GRANDMOTHER “PAQUITA” (RIP) TAUGHT TO ME. NOT ONLY TO SKETCH, ALSO TO CUT WITH SCISSORS, TO LOVE THE FLOWERS AND THE FABRICS TOO💛💙💚❤

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7/13/18  "The Quilting Bee" 1940 - 1950 
When I think of the term
"Folk Art" it conjures up
the vision of art of the 
people. Wikipedia describes
it as art created by an
indigenous culture, peasants
and tradespeople. In essence,
it is art of the people.

Folk Art encompasses a wide
variety of mediums that are
generally utilitarian in nature
rather than being created
for aesthetic purposes only.

Characteristically folk artists
have gained skills through 
apprenticeships and are
not academically trained. Many
are self taught.
 Grandma Moses (1860 -1961) born Anna Mary Robertson is often noted as coming into painting in the later part her life. The truth is she was introduced to painting during childhood. Her father liked to see his children draw and would supply Anna and her brothers with paper to do so. It would occupy them for hours. Anna would use lemon and grape juice along…

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  1. Grandma Moses is my inspiration – I started painting in my seventies and am enjoying every minute…Thanks for this

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