Print from watercolor painting (500/1000)
Image size: 10" x 14"
Matted and framed: 16" x 20"
Patricia Buckley Moss in her art and in her life seems to "speak" a language that ordinary folks are able to understand. Talent, determination, intelligibility, a little luck, and lots of caring are all parts of the Moss phenomenon. These are the attributes that constitute Moss' life and fill her art. For many who know her work and are familiar with her life and her upbeat philosophy, she truly is "The People's Artist". Moss attended New York’s prestigious Cooper Union. Her artistic style is unique, and she is perhaps best known for her “Valley style” watercolors of the Amish and Mennonites and tranquil landscapes. Pat began including the “Plain People” symbolically in her art soon after her husband’s job took them to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia in the mid-1960’s. There, she met Amish and Mennonites living in the area and admired their faith and dedication to family and caring for the land
Pat Moss has achieved unprecedented success in the art world and has been giving back a measure of that success to the community for close to three decades. Donations of Pat’s artwork have raised more than $4 million for worthy charitable organizations across the country. In this endeavor, she is helped by the P. Buckley Moss Society, a group of more than 8,000 collector-members. She has also established the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education, which promotes the use of art in the school curriculum as an aid to reaching out to children with learning differences. While Pat’s success has been recognized as an example of a triumph over dyslexia, she believes that she is successful because of it. It gives her the ability to see the world around her differently and caused her to develop a strong work ethic.
Item donated by Oscar Iobst.
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