Wood Grant - American Gothic Fine Art Print
A Museum Quality Antique Reproduction Print of American Gothic by Grant Wood. This 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.
At Fine Art Prints of Distinction we painstakingly repair the original files of these old paintings and print them using premium quality inks and paper. The end result is a beautiful, archival reproduction print that will last in your home for generations and at a low cost so anyone can now have great artworks in their home or business. Brandywine General Store is proud to offer for sale a print of the painting entitled American Gothic by Grant Wood.