Grant Wood / American Gothic / 1930 / "depicts a farmer and his spinster daughter posing before their house, whose gabled window and tracery, in the American gothic style, inspired the painting's title. In fact, the models were the painter's sister and their dentist." -- Art Institute of Chicago / interesting details about an iconic painting...
Grant Wood, 'Spring in the Country', (1941). Mr. Wood's style is so distinctive! His subjects have a solidness & substance to them. The composition is deceptive - it looks simplistic and somewhat sparse. Much more complex than it appears! I like it for it's uniqueness!
"American Gothic" at the Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, CA - photo by Thomas Hawk, via Flickr