Kristen Helberg - Paintings, Murals, and Vinegar Grained Boxes

Kristin Helberg

Grandma Moses Painting on Kilimanjaro


Grandma Moses c Kristin Helberg 1996 National Portrait Gallery Smithsonian Institution, Washington,DC  

My friend Rick Sause reached the summit of Kilimanjaro at dawn on September 20, 2012.  He is shown here next to his guide who is holding a poster of my portrait of Grandma MosesHe carried it all the way to the top in his backpack.

Rick's camera froze due to the temperatures, so a fellow trekker, Andy McCarron made the photo.  The painting was acuired by The National Portrait Gallery in 2011 and it has been on display for the last year in a show that will come down at the end of October.  If you want to see her in person, you will need to get to Washington, DC.  Who knows where she will go next?