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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Grant Wood

ART APPRECIATION

Grant Wood is best known for his iconic painting American Gothic, which depicts a farmer and his daughter in front of a farm house with a gothic window in the American midwest.

Arbor Day, another popular painting of Wood, is featured on the back of the 2004 American quarter coin.

The Iowan studied many styles of painting techniques, during his time in Europe, and took influence from Flemish artist Jan van Eyck

Wood was associated with an American realist art movement known as Regionalism, which focused on rural life and the American heartland.

You can see more of his work HERE.

American Gothic (1930) via badarthistory


The Appraisal (1931) via dailyartfixx



Arbor Day (1932) via paintedocean



The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere (1931) via americanculturaltreasures


Sources: http://www.grantwoodartgallery.org/; Wikipedia








 

1 comment:

faye said...

One of my favorite artists.
Seward Johnson has a sculpture
based on American Gothic that is
fantastic.


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