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Grant DeVolson Wood

1891-1942 America/Impressionism

 

Brief Biography-Grant DeVolson Wood was from Iowa, USA. He was a founder of the Regionalist movement, an American realist modern art movement. He grew up in Cedar Rapids, where he began his painting life and trained in the Handicraft Guild in Minneapolis and the Chicago Art Institute. He spent a year in the Académie Julian in Paris and became swayed by impressionism. He travelled to Germany in 1928, where northern renaissance art strongly influenced him. His painting "American Gothic" is one of the most famous paintings ever associated with America. It sealed his reputation as a renowned artist. In his later years, he taught in the School of Art at the University of Iowa. He died at the early age of fifty-one from cancer.

 

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American Gothic

American Gothic

Appraisal

Appraisal

Grant Wood's Farm

Grant Wood's Farm

Arbor Day

Arbor Day

Dinner For Threshers

Dinner For Threshers

Plaid Sweater

Plaid Sweater

Fall Plowing

Fall Plowing

Portrait of Nan

Portrait of Nan

Return From Bohemia

Return From Bohemia

January

January

Self-portrait

Self-portrait

Sentimental Ballad

Sentimental Ballad

Stone City-Iowa

Stone City-Iowa

Woman With Plant

Woman With Plant

Spring’s Oak

Spring’s Oak

Spring In the Country

Spring In the Country