Portrait of Grant Wood

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American Regionalist Painter

Grant Wood (1891-1942) was an American painter who is best known for his works that depict rural life in the Midwest region of the United States. He was born in Anamosa, Iowa and grew up on a farm. He studied at the University of Iowa, where he developed an interest in regionalism, an art movement that celebrated the unique qualities of rural American life.

Wood went on to study at several art schools in Europe, including the Académie Julian in Paris, France, where he was exposed to the work of the French Impressionists. After returning to the United States, he settled in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and started to create works that combined his European training with his love for rural American life.

Wood's most famous works, such as "American Gothic" (1930) and "Daughters of Revolution" (1932), are characterized by their sharp lines, bold patterns, and flat areas of color. These works often depict ordinary people and rural landscapes, and they were intended to reflect the values and traditions of rural America.

In addition to his paintings, Wood was also a teacher and a writer, and he co-founded the Stone City Art Colony in Iowa, which provided artists with the opportunity to live and work in a rural setting. He was also a member of the Regionalist movement, which aimed to capture the spirit and character of rural America in art.

Throughout his career, Wood's work was both praised and criticized. Some people saw his paintings as a celebration of rural American life, while others saw them as sentimental and nostalgic. Nevertheless, Wood's paintings continue to be popular today, and they are widely regarded as some of the most important works of 20th-century American art.

Grant Wood died in 1942 at the age of 50. Despite his relatively short career, he is considered one of the most influential American artists of the 20th century, and his works continue to be widely admired for their depiction of rural American life.

2 Grant Wood Paintings

American Gothic, 1930 by Grant Wood | Painting Reproduction

American Gothic 1930

Oil Painting
Canvas Print
SKU: WOO-16484
Grant Wood
Original Size: 78 x 65.3 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA

Stone City, Iowa, 1930 by Grant Wood | Painting Reproduction

Stone City, Iowa 1930

Oil Painting
Canvas Print
SKU: WOO-18793
Grant Wood
Original Size: 76.8 x 101.6 cm
Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, USA