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Artists in 60 Seconds: Grant Wood

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Art © Estate of Grant Wood / Licensed by VAGA, NY; used with permission

Grant Wood (American, 1892–1942). The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, 1931. Oil on Masonite. 30 x 40 in. (76.2 x 101.6 cm). Arthur Hoppock Hearn Fund, 1950 (50.117). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Art © Estate of Grant Wood / Licensed by VAGA, NY; Photograph © 1988 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Movement, Style, School or Type of Art:

American Regionalism

Date and Place of Birth:

February 13, 1891, near Anamosa, Iowa

Life and Work:

Wood, an oil painter whose art portrayed an idealistic view of the American mid-west, is best known for the painting American Gothic (1930).

Date and Place of Death:

February 12, 1942, Iowa City, Iowa

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