DAC Collection Artist Information
American painter and printmaker
Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Wood, one of the Midwestern Regionalists of the 1930s, studied in Minneapolis and Iowa, then briefly at the Academie Julian in 1923. In 1928, he traveled to Munich and became influenced by the Netherlandish masters. Upon his return, his works featured indigenous subjects and local themes, often painted with sharp contrasts. In 1932, he was involved in establishing the Stone Art Colony and Art School, and was appointed Iowa State Director of the Public Works of Art Project. His most famous work of art is titled "American Gothic" and features a stern-looking farmer posing with his daughter in front of their home - the image has been reproduced, parodied, and appropriated countless times.
Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500031056.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.
Objects related to Grant Wood:
|Grant Wood||Tree Planting Group (Arbor Day), 1937||Lithograph on wove paper|
|Grant Wood||January, 1938||Lithograph on wove paper|
|Grant Wood||Fertility, 1939||Lithograph on wove paper|
|Grant Wood||Spring, 1939||Lithograph on wove paper|
|Grant Wood||July Fifteenth, 1938||Lithograph on wove paper|
|Grant Wood||Approaching Storm, 1940||Lithograph on wove paper|
|Grant Wood||March, 1939||Lithograph on wove paper|
|Grant Wood||February, 1940||Lithograph on wove paper|
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