Grandma Moses is famous for her American folk art.
Her independent spirit and confident portrayals of rural landscapes as the backdrop for the “old time virtues” are compelling.
Grandma Moses might just be best loved because she not only painted simplistically, but because she lived the image she portrayed, a simple farm wife who enjoyed farm life, hard work, family, church, and community.
Grandma Moses witnessed the multiple world wars, the great depression and a barrage of inventions from the telephone to the car. Despite all the change around her, she was always the same person inside that she portrayed to the world. She once said:
“Well, people tell me they’re proud to be seen on the street with me … but I just say, well, why weren’t you proud to be seen with me before.”
Do you think you would react the same way to fame?
How do you think God would want you to react?
Romans 12:16English Standard Version (ESV)16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly.Never be wise in your own sight.