Wood Grant - American Gothic Art Print

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SKU: 32 famous artists

An archival premium Quality art Print of American Gothic by Grant Wood for sale by Brandywine General Store. The original artwork was composed of oil paints put on a beaverboard with a size of 29 1/4 by 24 1/2 inches and now resides at the Art Institute in Chicago Illinois. As Grant Wood was being driven around town by a young painter from Eldon, Iowa by the name of John Sharp, looking for inspiration, he noticed the Dibble House. This was a small white house built in the Carpenter Gothic Architectural style. Wood made a sketch of the house the following day after obtaining permission from the owners, the Jones Family. Wood decided to paint the house along with the type of people that he fancied should live in such a house. He recruited his sister, Nan to model for the woman, dressing her in a colonial print apron. The man was Wood's dentist, Dr. Byron McKeeby from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. They represent a farmer and his spinster daughter. The painting was completed during the year of 1930 on the eve of the Great Depression. Grant never did return to Eldon Iowa again to see the house before his death in 1942, he did however request a photograph of the house that he used to complete his painting, which has turned out to be one of the most famous of the United States paintings in history. Famous artists #32

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