About The Artist
Kay Ameche (1904 – 2005) was an artist sometimes likened to Grandma Moses because she began to paint in her 60s. Ameche grew up near Chicago, where she was taken out of school at age 8 to help support her large family. After they relocated to Southern California, she earned her high school diploma at night and trained to be a nurse during the day. She worked in Hollywood-area hospitals, often caring for entertainment industry celebrities.