6 Artists Who Made It Big After Turning 70
Clockwise from top left: Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Etel Adnan, Mary Delany, Carmen Herrera, Grandma Moses, and Alice Mackler
by Julia Halperin
Is the art world, always hungry for something new, suddenly developing a renewed appreciation for gravitas? Joan Semmel, Robert Irwin, and Anthony Caro — octogenarians, all — have earned solo exhibitions and careful reappraisal from scholars in recent months. But while these artists received accolades throughout their careers, others have had to wait a bit longer for their first taste of professional success.
Below, we recount the st...