|Description: We offer an original painting by Forrest King Moses. The painting is 16”x 24” and is signed at the lower right: "Forrest K. Moses". It is presented in its original rustic pine cove frame with the outside dimensions measuring 22”x 30”. Moses' custom paper label on verso notes the title as “Blue Ice” and the year 1956, underneath an image of Moses at his easel. An endearing portrayal of winter leisure: spritely figures skate on a small creek and play in the snow, a water wheel is encased in ice, a black dog runs towards the action. Moses gives this scene a sense of depth with the interlacing stone walls surrounding the snowy fields. Item #FA00182.
Forrest King Moses (1893-1974) was the son of Thomas Salmon Moses and Anna Mary Robertson (Grandma Moses). He helped his mother with the family farm in Eagle Bridge after his father died in 1927. Moses didn’t start painting until he was 56, which was early by his mother’s standards. He worked with the same lively, primitive sensibility that she developed. A number of his paintings are in collection at the Bennington Museum.
Provenance: This piece was purchased by us from a direct descendant.