Wood, too, developed a nostalgia for the america of his early childhood, one spent on a farm milking cows under the stern eye of his quaker father so he began to pepper his canvases with images inspired by his past: the rolling fields of america’s corn belt, little churches with impossibly sharp steeples, and boys clinging to footballs. 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, an iconic painting of the 20th century.
On view a new show proves grant wood is much more than ‘american gothic’—see his haunting work here the whitney museum offers a comprehensive view of the iowan artist. 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 his father, a farmer, died in 1901, and the family.
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. Synopsis grant wood was born on a farm in iowa in 1891 after high school he studied in the united states and europe and developed an interest in impressionism. The work ostensibly portrays a farmer and his daughter—modelled for wood by his dentist, bh mckeeby, and wood’s sister, nan—in front of their farmhouse as a telling portrait of the sober and hardworking rural dwellers of the midwest, the painting has become one of the best-known icons of american art. Iowan painter grant wood is best known for the iconic work 'american gothic' wood developed his interest in art while still in grammar school and showed promise grant served as commander.
Grant wood: grant wood, american painter who was one of the major exponents of midwestern regionalism, a movement that flourished in the united states during the 1930s wood was trained as a craftsman and designer as well as a painter after spending a year (1923) at the académie julian in paris, he returned. 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.
Wood, who was born on a small-town iowa farm in 1891, was a timid, pudgy, near-sighted boy who spent much of his time drawing under the kitchen table. 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.
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.