Friday, August 6, 2010

Friday's Fabulous Woman: Grandma Moses

I believe that you are never to old to start something new and am continually inspired by people who live by that mantra.

Grandma Moses, whose paintings hang in nine museums in the United States and in Vienna and Paris, turned out her first picture when she was 76 years old. She took up painting because arthritis had crippled her hands so that she no longer could embroider. She could not hold a needle, but she could hold a brush, and she had been too busy all her life to bear the thought of being idle. When she died in 1961 at the age of 101, this self-taught 'primitive' painter was internationally known, had shared a cup of tea with Truman at the White House, and had over 30 great-grandchildren. (See New York Times for more)

Picture sources: rootsweb, eslpod

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