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Paintings of Scenic America

Grandma Moses and Georgia O’Keeffe are both well known for their paintings depicting the American landscape. Although they have differing artistic styles, these two artists have continued to capture the American imagination with their paintings of scenic America.

Anne Mary Robertson Moses, better known as Grandma Moses, (1860-1961) began painting in 1936 after she retired from farm work. Although she was into her seventies when she began painting, her paintings of traditional rural life captured viewer’s visions of an old time America. Today, she still remains as one of America’s most beloved female artists.

Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986) is a prominent American painter famous for her scenes of the Southwest and flowers. O’Keeffe originally worked as a commercial artist and art teacher, but she eventually began to make a career out of her artistic paintings during the 1920’s. Her unique style of painting has made O’Keeffe one of the most well known and influential artists of the twentieth century.

32c Georgia O'Keeffe single

This 32-cent stamp was designed by Margaret Bauer and features O’Keeffe’s work, "Red Poppy." The stamp was issued May 23, 1996 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where O’Keefe died.

6c Grandma Moses single

This 6-cent stamp was designed by Robert J. Jones and features Moses' painting "July Fourth." It was issued May 1, 1969, in Washington, DC, as part of the American Folklore Issue.