6¢ Grandma Moses
American Folklore Series
Issue Date: May 1, 1969
City: Washington, DC
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Lithographed, engraved
Born Anna Mary Robertson in Washington County, New York, Grandma Moses (1860-1961) began painting when she was in her 70’s. With no formal art training, Grandma Moses painted simple, yet realistic, scenes of country life. Critics praised her paintings. Her autobiography, My Life’s History, was published in 1952.
This stamp was issued to coincide with Senior Citizen’s Month. Its design is based on a painting completed in 1951, when Grandma Moses was 91 years old.