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Art Lectures with Dr. Conrad: Grandma Moses and Grandma Layton

Ruth Moses “Grandma Moses”

Ruth Moses “Grandma Moses”

Elizabeth Layton “Grandma Layton”

Elizabeth Layton “Grandma Layton”

This lecture will focus two twentieth-century American women who began their art careers later in their lives. Anna Moses, also known as Grandma Moses, began painting at the age of 78, and her paintings have become synonymous with the folk-art style in America. Achieving fame during her lifetime, Grandma Moses’s art was published in multiple magazines: her paintings adorn postage stamps and are featured in the collection of the White House. Elizabeth Layton, also known as Grandma Layton, began her art career at age 68, when she took a drawing class. Grandma Layton’s unique drawings have been widely collected in her native Kansas and also nationwide with pieces owned by the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Join us as we explore the life and work of these two American women artists.

Saturday Lectures at LHUCA is an informal conversation over the life and work of contemporary artists. It’s a stress-free opportunity to examine the art and ideas that underlie much of the modern art world. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and join the conversation.

This event is free to the public.

Join us for coffee and donuts!

Brought to you by LHUCA and the Helen DeVitt Jones Education Endowment

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