madamoiselle magazine


Grandma Moses was a famous American folk painter who exploded onto the global scene in the early 1950’s. Her shows were so critically acclaimed they broke worldwide attendance records and she topped lists of newsworthy people to watch. Madamoiselle magazine even named her “Young Woman of the Year” in 1948.

Especially noteworthy about Granda Moses, she was born in 1860 and did not even begin painting until she was 76 years old when arthritis made it too difficult for her to continue her embroidering hobby. Painting was suggested by her friends as an alternative outlet as the brush was easier to manipulate than wool and needles. She made her best remembered contributions to the art world in her 80’s and 90’s, and lived to the ripe old age of 101 years old.

Don’t convince yourself you “can’t be an artist” because you haven’t “made it” by your 20’s. If you’re still breathing, you still have time to pick it up.