Grant wood: an american master revealed by brady roberts & james m dennis i n 1930, iowa artist grant wood (1891 - 1942) was suddenly propelled into the national limelight when his painting american gothic won the bronze medal in the art institute of chicago's annual exhibition of american painting and sculpture. Grant wood and his art remain a mystery decades after his death a new retrospective of the iowa native's work opened this spring at the whitney museum of art in new york city. Grant wood’s “american gothic,” 1930, part of “grant wood: american gothic and other fables,” at the whitney museum of american art in new york through june 10.
Grant wood (1891–1942) is the only artist born in iowa with an international reputation his best-known painting,american gothic (1930), has become an iconic image of rural america wood spent the majority of his art career living and working in cedar rapids. In 1930, grant wood traveled to eldon, not far from the missouri border, with his artist friend, john sharp, who was from the tiny rural burg — a busy railroad hub at that time they drove past. Born in anamosa, iowa, grant wood spent his career painting the landscapes and people of the american midwest wood studied at the art institute in 1912 and made several trips to europe in the 1920s.
American gothic is a 1930 painting by grant wood in the collection of the art institute of chicagowood was inspired to paint what is now known as the american gothic house in eldon, iowa, along with the kind of people i fancied should live in that houseit depicts a farmer standing beside a woman who has been interpreted to be his daughter or his wife. Removed from their idyllic family farm, grant wood and his siblings quickly accustomed to the new, urban setting that surrounded them wood’s grammar school teacher, emma gratten, is credited as the first person to support the youngster’s interest in art. The work made wood, at the onset of his maturity as an artist, a national celebrity, and the attendant pressures pretty well wrecked him i came away from the show with a sense of waste and.
Grant wood's studio: birthplace of 'american gothic' presents his decorative art and design work within the larger context of his paintings, drawings and prints for the first time 'american gothic'—one of the most recognizable american paintings—is featured in the exhibition through june 11. Grant wood’s various paintings now belong to and are displayed at the figge art museum, in davenport, iowa grant wood’s history really did shape his paintings and later recognition he strived to create truly unique american art. And this spring, the whitney museum of american art is running a major exhibition on his work called grant wood: american gothic and other fables, running from march 2 through june 10, 2018 “it’s always exciting when there’s a revival in interest in [wood’s] artwork,” peel-austin says. Grant wood's american gothic—the double portrait of a pitchfork-wielding farmer and a woman commonly presumed to be his wife—is perhaps the most recognizable painting in 20th century american art, an indelible icon of americana, and certainly wood's most famous artwork but wood's career consists of far more than one single painting.
Grant wood the american painter grant wood (1891-1942) was one of the principal regionalists of the 1930s he depicted his iowan subjects in a deliberately primitivizing style, sometimes satirizing them grant wood was born on feb 13, 1891, at anamosa, iowa. American gothic is a painting by american artist grant wood in 1930 shown is a farmer and his spinster daughter in front of their house the models on the painting were wood’s sister, nan, wearing a colonial print apron mimicking 19th century americana, and wood’s dentist, dr byron mckeeby from iowa. Grant wood created one of america's most familiar paintings yet his life story remains unfamiliar to most of us - which is where the exhibit anna werner's about to walk us through comes in: you. “grant wood: american gothic and other fables” brings together the full range of wood’s art, from his early arts and crafts decorative objects and impressionist oils through his mature paintings, murals, works on paper, and book illustrations. Before this breakthrough, wood was an unknown 39-year-old aspiring artist, living in the attic of a funeral-home carriage house that he shared with his mother and sister.
Grant wood’s american gothic caused a stir in 1930 when it was exhibited for the first time at the art institute of chicago and awarded a prize of 300 dollars newspapers across the country carried the story, and the painting of a farm couple posed before a white house brought the artist instant fame. Grant wood, (born february 13, 1891, near anamosa, iowa, us—died february 12, 1942, iowa city, iowa), american painter who was one of the major exponents of midwestern regionalism, a movement that flourished in the united states during the 1930s. Grant devolson wood (february 13, 1891 – february 12, 1942) was an american painter best known for his paintings depicting the rural american midwest, particularly american gothic (1930), which has become an iconic painting of the 20th century.
1930 grant wood (american regionalist artist, 1891-1942) american gothic (the artist's sister) one of america's leading regionalist painters along with thomas hart benton & john steuart curry, grant wood was born in anamosa, iowa, & spent his childhood in cedar rapids, where his family moved after his father died in 1901. If you've suspected there's more to artist grant wood than the constantly parodied 1930 classic american gothic, explore his homeland and you'll find out why you're right wood was born 125. Grant wood (1892–1942) grant wood is an american painter who became one of the major exponents of midwestern regionalism, a movement that flourished in the united states during the 1930s that encompassed many of his works.