Art: Grandma Explains

Why did I start to paint in my old age?, well to tell the truth, I had neuritus and artheritus so bad I could, do but little work, but had to keep busy to pass the time away. ...

To pass the time away, Anna Mary Robertson Moses has painted nearly 700 pictures in the last seven years. Now, at 86, "Grandma" Moses is the best-known self-taught (or "primitive") painter in the U.S., and her gay little landscapes (mostly of her upstate New York farm in the Hoosik Valley) fetch an average $1,000. "I will say," she admitted, "that I have did...

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