Artist: Grant Wood
Artist: Grant Wood
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Grant Wood. " I had to go to France to appreciate Iowa." . . . "I realized that all the really good ideas I'd ever had came to me while I was milking a cow. So I went back to Iowa."
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Self Portrait, 1932 ~ Grant Wood (1891-1942) was an American painter, born four miles east of Anamosa, Iowa. He is best known for his paintings depicting the rural American Midwest, particularly the painting American Gothic, an iconic image of the 20th century.
"Self Portrait" by Wood, 1932. Grant DeVolson Wood was born February 13, 1891 in Iowa. He grew up on a farm in an Iowa small town. As an artist, Wood became famous for capturing The inspirational and unique essences that depicted the rural American Midwest. His "American Gothic" has become iconic of 20th century America.
Wood, Grant. Self Portrait, 1932 / The study for this painting shows Wood wearing bib overalls, and is owned by the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art. / Article providing some insight to the artist and his paintings here: http://www.artandantiquesmag.com/2010/10/the-real-grant-wood/
Grant Wood (1891-1942 Iowa, USA), Self Portrait c.1925. “Technique does not constitute art. Nor is it a vague, fuzzy romantic quality known as ‘beauty,’ remote from the realities of everyday life. It is the depth and intensity of an artist’s experience that are the first importance in art.”
Grant DeVolson Wood was an American painter, born four miles east of Anamosa, Iowa. He is best known for his paintings depicting the rural American Midwest, particularly the painting American Gothic, an iconic image of the 20th century. Google Image Result for http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/02/Grant_Wood.jpg/220px-Grant_Wood.jpg
Grant Wood,Self-portrait, 1932. Grant DeVolson Wood( born February 13, 1891,Anamosa, Iowa -died February 12, 1942 (aged 50) Iowa City, Iowa ) was an American painter best known for his paintings depicting the rural American Midwest, particularly the painting American Gothic, an iconic image of the 20th century.Movement :Regionalism.
Grant Wood (self portrait, 1932) (1891-1942) was an American painter who was born in Iowa. He is associated with the American movement of Regionalism that was primarily situated in the Midwest, and advanced figurative painting of rural American themes in an aggressive rejection of European abstraction.
Going back to Iowa, for Grant Wood, was the formative experience in his artistic life. It was the return to his home state that prompted his painting to take a distinctive turn--towards regionalism, towards American subjects, towards the nineteenth century, towards an affectionate and yet ironic vision of his country and its history. His American audience is borne back alongside him, in time as well as in space, to an idealized world of memory; it is a place that most have not seen but one that
Grant Wood, Spring in the Country, 1941