Creativity increases with age, as illustrated by the life of famous American folk artist Grandma Moses
With the primitive, self-taught style of Grandma Moses
in mind, take note of Ralph Fasanella's early- mid-twentieth century work depicting gritty, urban New York City.
Some older people achieve remarkable things: Grandma Moses
began painting in her 70s and the cellist Pablo Casals conducted his own composition at age 94
Reinterpreting the work of Grandma Moses
(who was a friend of Norman Rockwell) takes many forms, some with recognizable landscapes such as Linda Finch's skillful painting, "The Burning of America," from 2016, making a social comment on gas line breaks creating fires in small villages across rural America or Stella Ehrich's "McCart Road," a meditation on the spirit of landscape, while other pieces are more conceptual, working with unlikely materials such as trash bags (not my cup of tea).
Lewis * George Burns * Grandma Moses
* Martha Washington * Norman Rockwell * Mary Todd Lincoln * Milton Hershey (Hershey's Kisses) * Julia Child * Coretta Scott King * Captain von Trapp (of The Sound of Music) * Henry VIII Katharine Graham (of The Washington Post) *George Palmer Putnam (Amelia Earhart's widower) *Hetty Green (world's biggest miser) *Abby Day Slocomb (sent recently opened 100-year time capsule to Groton) * William Gillette (aka Sherlock Holmes) * Frances Sawyer Wolfe (moved to Mystic home with "widow's walk" after sea captain husband perished in Texas's worst Maritime disaster).
Among the artists are Willem de Kooning, Marcel Duchamp, Winslow Homer, Grandma Moses
, Georgia O'Keeffe, Maxfield Parrish, and Jackson Pollock.
Among the more familiar artists whose work has been reinterpreted in quilt form for the "World Painters Challenge" are Salvador Dali, Marc Chagall, Amadeo Modigliani, Auguste Renoir, Grandma Moses
, Paul Cezanne, [ETH]douard Manet, Gustav Klimt, Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol.
He has been called a "stunning hybrid" of Robert Nast, Robert Maplethorpe and Grandma Moses
For a couple of years I went to his family's pastoral dairy farm in Grandma Moses
country around Thanksgiving, and tagged along with Dale on the hunt.
For some, making art is a second act: Henri Rousseau was a tax collector prior to retiring, at age forty-nine, to paint; Frederick Wiseman taught law before filming his first documentary; Grandma Moses
picked up the brush in her seventies.
Naneh Hassan's style and art is much like that of the American artist Grandma Moses
, who took to painting in her 70s and became one of the most popular American artists of her day.
1 was created by an American artist, Anna Mary Robertson Moses, known as Grandma Moses