Grandma Moses | Homeschool Art Lesson Resources

June 3, 2009

Grandma Moses | Homeschool Art Lesson Resources

Biography I
Anna Mary was the third child born into the Robertson family in 1860. There would eventually be ten children in the family. She was raised on a farm, attended school for a while, then when she was 12 years old she left home to become a hired hand at a near-by farm… When she was in her late seventies she decided to take up painting which was easier on her hands than needlework. Her first painting was made using housepaint.

Grandma Moses biography continued on GardenofPraise.com

Biography II
Anna Mary Robertson Moses (September 7, 1860 –December 13, 1961), better known as “Grandma Moses”, was a renowned American folk artist. She is most often cited as an example of an individual successfully beginning a career in the arts at an advanced age.

Grandma Moses biography continued on Wikipedia.org

Trivia
The Old Checkered House 1862 painted in 1942, was valued at the Memphis 2004 Antiques Roadshow. The painting which originally sold for under $10 in the 1940s was assigned an insurance value of $60,000 by roadshow appraiser, Alan Fausel.

Grandma Moses’ Beautiful World Online Jigsaw Puzzle
Try out this fantastic online jigsaw puzzle of Grandma Moses’ Beautiful World. Beautiful World was painted in 1948. The puzzle even allows you to rotate the pieces to make it a little more challenging for older students.

Grandma Moses’ Beautiful World Jigsaw Puzzle from GardenofPraise.com – Educational Resources for Kids

Free Printable Word Search Worksheet
Get a free printable word search worksheet from MakingArtFun.com. It’s a great opportunity to review the most things about Grandma Moses life and artwork.

Grandma Moses Word Search Worksheet from MakingArtFun.com – Creative Resources for Elementary Art Education

Grandma Moses Study Guide Worksheet
After you have read the biography, you can follow it up with a 10 question free printable worksheet. Questions include, “How old was she when she began to paint pictures?” and “Which is your favorite painting done by Grandma Moses?”

Grandma Moses Study Guide from GardenofPraise.com

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