Tags: folk art

Artist Spotlight: Mamma Andersson

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Karin Mamma Andersson. Mamma Andersson (as the artist is better known) is a contemporary painter from Sweden. The artist studied at the Royal University College of Fine Arts in Stockholm between 1986-1993. Mamma Andersson has a distinctive style of painting that juxtaposes thickly layered paint with loosely washed [...]

Artist Spotlight: Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo de Rivera is seen as one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century.   Perhaps best known for her self-portraits, Kahlo's work is remembered for its "pain and passion" and its intense vibrant colors. Her work has been celebrated in Mexico as emblematic of national and indigenous tradition, and by feminists for its [...]

Artist of the Week: Grandma Moses

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Grandma Moses. Anna Mary Robertson Moses (1860-1961), better known as ‘Grandma Moses’ was an American folk artist. The artist started her career at the age of 78 having spent her life working on the family farm and giving birth to ten children (five of whom passed away at [...]