Arnold Kramer
Minnesota's Grandpa Moses
(1882-1976)
Arnold Kramer was nicknamed Minnesota's Grandpa Moses by the University of Minnesota during the hey-day of his painting career in the 1960's.  A self-taught artist, he completed over 300 pieces in a style referred to as naive.  His work was reminiscent of paintings done by Anna Mary Robertson Moses (1860- 1961), another self-taught artist, from New England, whose work is still extremely popular among collectors.  Like Grandma Moses, Arnold Kramer didn't pick up a paint brush until after retirement when he began recording the history of Midwestern agronomy in primary colors.
ARNOLD KRAMER
Folk Artist
Alice Thull explains how the Kramer harvesting scene came to be installed at the Nicollet County Historical Society and Treaty Site History Center in St. Peter, Minnesota. Click Here
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