Adele Lerner is a painter who had her first art show not long ago in Flushing, Queens.
Mrs. Lerner is 101.
“She’s the Grandma Moses of New York City,” said her nephew Alvin Rutsky, 80, beaming as he watched his aunt, decked out in a bright purple outfit, smiling and showing her paintings to dozens of visitors in the community room of the residence for the aged where she lives.
Adele Lerner has been painting New York City for about 40 years — not bad for someone who first picked up a brush at age 60.
“Like they say: better late than never,” she said. “What can I tell you? I’m a late bloomer, but I’ve been looking at the city my whole life.”
Artist Paints From Memory, and at 101, It’s Long