From Library Journal
Grandma Moses, a self-taught artist from upstate New York who first came to public attention at the age of 80, created 1600 works before her death at the age of 101. Recognized as the foremost authority on Moses, Kallir (Grandma Moses: 25 Masterworks) joined forces with other contributors to produce this catalog for an exhibition that opened in March at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (Washington, DC) and will travel nationwide through 2002. For the exhibit, Kallir selected 87 works from both public and private collections. What results is not merely a coffee-table book full of folksy paintings. Scholarly essays detail the relationship between the regional landscape and the artist's interpretation of the area, describe how memory and imagination merge in the paintings, place Moses's art within the artistic and social movements of the Forties and Fifties, and discuss the role of gender in shaping the artist's reputation in the postwar years. This is the most extensive book on Moses currently available, though several biographies have been published for children. Recommended for fine and folk art collections in large public and academic libraries. Judith Yankielun Lind, Roseland Free P.L., NJ
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Grandma Moses is an amalgam of wisdom, nostalgia, and idealism that should place her firmly in the U.S.'s artistic heritage. -- Choice