Grandma Moses’ Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Sep 7, 1860

Death Date

Dec 13, 1961

Age of Death

101 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Dec 13, 1961



The painter Grandma Moses died at the age of 101. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Folk artist best known for her rural, nostalgic scenes and her late-in-life success. She began painting at the age of 78. She was immensely popular during the 1950s, and her exhibitions traveled the world, shattering attendance records globally.

She was born Anna Mary Robertson, and she developed a childhood love of embroidery. She switched to painting, however, at the suggestion of her sisters after she developed arthritis. She married Thomas Salmon Moses in 1887. She and Thomas had ten children, but just five survived past infancy.



“I look back on my life like a good day’s work, it was done and I am satisfied with it.” (Grandma Moses)


“If you know somethin’ well, you can always paint it but people would be better off buyin’ chickens.” (Grandma Moses)


“A strange thing is memory, and hope; one looks backward, and the other forward; one is of today, the other of tomorrow. Memory is history recorded in our brain, memory is a painter, it paints pictures of the past and of the day.” (Grandma Moses)


“Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.” (Grandma Moses)


“If I hadn’t started painting, I would have raised chickens.” (Grandma Moses)