Grandma Moses : 25 Masterworks
About the book
Anna Mary Robertson Moses, after sixty years of working as an upstate New York farm wife, became celebrated in the international art world as Grandma Moses. With a palette of pure colors and a true vision, she presented recollections of her girlhood in meticulously painted observations of a long-since-vanished rural America. Her scenes of farm life and holiday revels and her seasonal landscapes abound in charm untouched by sentimentality. In this sumptuously produced volume, twenty-five of Grandma Moses' finest works are shown in large scale. A number of details enrich the book, offering an opportunity to view her brushwork as though looking closely at the original. Photographs of the artist and her family add yet another dimension. Individual commentaries address each work, explaining what Moses was trying to do and her methods. Vivid quotations in the artist's own words add another facet to this highly enjoyable book.
Jane Kallir Biography
Jane Kallir (born July 30, 1954) is an American art dealer, curator and author. She is co-director of the Galerie St. Etienne in New York, which specializes in Austrian and German Expressionism as well as self-taught and “outsider” art. Kallir has curated exhibitions for many American and international museums and is the author of the catalogue raisonné of Egon Schiele’s work in all mediums.
Life and careerKallir was born in New York City and graduated from Brown University in 1976, with a BA in art and art history. In 1977, she began working for her grandfather, Otto Kallir, who founded the Galerie St. Etienne in 1939 in New York.She became the gallery’s co-director, with Hildegard Bachert, in 1979. In 1985, Kallir married Gary Cosimini, whom she had met in college. The couple divorced in 1996 and remarried in 2008.Under Kallir’s direction in 1980, the Galerie St. Etienne initiated a regular program of museum-scale loan exhibitions, a practice not then common among commercial galleries. These shows were routinely accompanied by book-length catalogues, published by trade publishers. Lenders included the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Phillips Collection, the Kunsthalle Bremen, the Lenbachhaus in Munich, the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, the Wien Museum and the Belvedere in Vienna, plus many private collectors. Kallir publishes a scholarly essay to accompany each Galerie St. Etienne exhibition and also issues an annual “Art Market Report,” timed to coincide with Art Basel each June.In addition to presenting major exhibitions at the Galerie St. Etienne, she curates museum shows both nationally and internationally. A frequent lecturer, Kallir has written over twenty art books and numerous catalog essays. The Galerie St. Etienne is a longstanding member of the Art Dealers Association of America, which Kallir served as Vice President from 2003-2006. The gallery participates in the Winter Antiques Show, The ADAA Art Show and the IFPDA Print Fair (all in New York) and Art Basel (in Basel, Switzerland). In 1994, Kallir was recognized with the Silver Medal of Honor for Services to the Republic of Austria.
Museum exhibitionsKallir has organized over 50 museum exhibitions in the United States, Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea and The Netherlands. Institutions with which she has worked include the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.; the Hangaram Museum of Art, Seoul Art Center, South Korea; and the Museo del Vittoriano, Rome, Italy. She has curated three shows for The Belvedere in Vienna: Egon Schiele in der Österreichischen Galerie, Egon Schiele: Self-Portraits and Portraits and The Women of Klimt, Schiele and Kokoschka. Kallir has also sen ... Read full biography
|Authors:||Jane Kallir Grandma Moses|
|Imprint:||Harry N. Abrams, Inc.|
|Languages:||| English ||
|Publication date:||Sept. 1, 1997|
|First Publication Date:||None|
|Publication City/Country:||New York, United States|