Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Folk Art part ll

This is a continuation of our visit to the Folk Art exhibit at The Amon Carter Museum. I love this town (Ft. Worth, Texas), they have such a wonderful cultural district, and it is actually within walking distance from our new home.
Above is another selection from the 100 piece collection of Folk Art, on loan from the American Folk Art Museum in New York City. Many of you may recognize this artist...who I think symbolizes folk art. Any guesses?
 Well, if you guessed Grandma Moses you would be correct. Anna Mary Robertson (1860-1961), affectionately called Grandma Moses, believe it or not, didn't start paining in earnest until she was 78 yrs. old!

Tomorrow a folk art painting that hangs where hundreds of people see it every day..


5 comments:

  1. One of my favourite writers Rosamund Pitcher wrote her first best seller 'The Shell Seekers' at 72, I guess there's hope for all of us Janey :)

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  2. I'd enjoy touring this place, Janey!

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  3. She definitely is an inspiration!

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  4. Love folk art! It's simplicity is so appealing.

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  5. Dearest Janey,
    She was a late bloomer and a great artist! But she got still lots of years till her death at 101...
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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