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Are You Too Old for a Painting Career?

What about Grandma Moses?

Anna Mary Robertson Moses, one of the most celebrated name in American fine arts and folk arts, and she didn’t even pick up a brush until she was well into her late seventh decade.
Grandma Moses was originally a big fan of embroidery, but once her arthritis grew too painful for her to hold a needle, she decided to give painting a try in the mid-1930s.
She was 76 when she cranked out her first canvas, and she lived another 25 years as a painter. Her works have been shown and sold in the United States and abroad and have been marketed on greeting cards and other merchandise. Moses’ paintings are among the collections of many museums. The Sugaring Off was sold for US$1.2 million in 2006. this is from Ten of history’s greatest “Late Bloomers” : people who found their purpose and went for awe-inspiring success in the second innings of life by Rohan Paul
https://medium.com/@paulrohan/ten-of-historys-greatest-late-bloomers-people-who-found-their-purpose-and-went-for-awe-6b733c6fa154

If you want to read more about people like Grandma Moses read  Ten of history’s greatest “Late Bloomers” : people who found their purpose and went for awe-inspiring success in the second innings of life by Rohan Paul from which this story is taken.

3 thoughts on “Are You Too Old for a Painting Career?”

  1. I referenced the article about Grandma Moses. Grandma Moses herself, the artist in question, has been dead for quite a while. But thank you for urging us all to consider this question. I love the idea that someone at 75 doesn’t give up. Don’t you? Thanks again!!!!

  2. Yes, I quite agree. It is remarkable at 75 she didn’t crawl into a shell but rather created a whole new creative venture! I find as I am nearing that age there is a lot of pressure to give up from my peers. I love having worthwhile tasks for the day, week and year. I love the adventure. I hope you are inspired too!

  3. I love your work! So clean and crisp. I would love to be able to send a picture,thru email, of what I think is one your watercolors of a mail box on a post with Reidy on the post. I found it is a shop a few weeks ago in Rockport, Texas.
    Thank you,
    Carolyn Sawyer

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