What is Grant Wood?

  • (noun): United States painter noted for works based on life in the Midwest (1892-1942).
    Synonyms: Wood

Grant Wood

Grant DeVolson Wood (February 13, 1891 – February 12, 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.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa - Arts and Culture
... Museum, Kirkwood Community College's Iowa Hall Gallery, and the legendary Grant Wood Studio at 5 Turner Alley ... award nominated exhibitions, including the works of Andy Warhol, Grant Wood, and the Iowa Biennial, among others ... Cedar Rapids Museum of Art houses the largest collection of Grant Wood paintings in the world ...
Grant Wood - Secondary Literature
... Grant Wood The Regionalist Vision ... "Illustration as Interpretation Grant Wood's 'New Deal' Reading of Sinclair Lewis's Main Street." In Sinclair Lewis at 100 Papers Presented at a Centennial Conference, edited by Michael Connaughton, 95–111 ... John Steuart Curry and Grant Wood A Portrait of Rural America ...
American Gothic House - Later History and Current Status
... to preserve the house was started as early as 1945 by Nan Wood, Grant Wood's sister and the female figure depicted in American Gothic ... It was the painting 'American Gothic' that made Grant Wood internationally known ... Phil Strong wrote that Grant Wood was the first Iowa painter to bring fame to Iowa ...
Marvin Cone
... Cone attended college and traveled to Paris with his contemporary and high-school friend, Grant Wood ... raised in Cedar Rapids, where in 1906 he began a lifelong friendship with Grant Wood ... Upon his return to Cedar Rapids, Cone quickly renewed his friendship with Grant Wood and resumed his active involvement with the local art association ...
Museum Of Art Cedar Rapids - Collection
... hold the world's largest collection of works by Grant Wood and Marvin Cone, works by Mauricio Lasansky and the Riley Collection of ancient Roman portrait busts ... The Grant Wood collection includes his paintings “Woman with Plants” and “Young Corn.” In 2002, the CRMA was given the building that houses the original ... address of 5 Turner Alley, was designed and constructed by Wood, who lived and worked there between 1924 and 1935 ...

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