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Grant Wood’s birthday
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” American Gothic ” (1930) by Grant Wood, born #onthisday in 1891 @The Art Institute of Chicago. See this work in high resolution: http://goo.gl/4wwl12 & read about its story in the Details.
Grant Wood visited Eldon, Iowa, where he saw a modest residence built in the 1880’s in a style known as Carpenter Gothic. The house inspired the painter to imagine its residents: an insular Victorian pair clinging to old values, or “American Gothic people,” as he described them… #art #gothic