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Happy Birthday, Grant Wood

  “All the good ideas I ever had came to me while I was milking a cow.” Grant Wood Grant Wood’s American Gothic is arguably the most recognized painting in 20th-century American art.  It comes from the environment in which Grant Wood was raised: the rural American Midwest.  The story behind the painting goes back to August 1930 when he was visiting Eldon, Iowa.  He was drawn to a small white house, which became the background. His used his sister, Nan, as the model for the woman and his dentist,… Read more Happy Birthday, Grant Wood