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Grant Wood

Grant Wood "Wig" trunk with metal objects, ca. 1940

Mixed Media on fabric
15 × 22 in
38.1 × 55.9 cm
This is a unique work.
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Lincoln
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Kiechel Fine Art
Lincoln
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Grant Wood's trunk was a family heirloom that traveled with the Wood family from Virginia to …

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Grant Wood's trunk was a family heirloom that traveled with the Wood family from Virginia to Iowa. Grant Wood inherited the chest from his aunt. Originally designed for ladies' hair pieces, this trunk was used by the artist for his receipts and important papers. It was confiscated by the IRS during an …

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Grant Wood
American, 1891–1942
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Seminal Regionalist painter Grant Wood captured Depression Era rural America with a nostalgic, earnest honesty of expression. The Iowa painter's prolific career and diverse body of work evolved from Impressionist influences to increasingly realist portrait and landscape compositions that exhibit both flexibility and control of technique. Psychological candor and enigmatic loneliness inflect Wood’s work, which documents the convergence of modernist ideas and his Midwestern surroundings. Wood’s American Gothic (1930) is perhaps the most highly recognizable, reproduced, and referenced work of 20th century American art, and a seminal work of realist painting. Wood’s straightforward style of representation is restrained, almost flat, creating a taut surface in contrast to the underlying subtle persistence of emotion.

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Kiechel Fine Art
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Grant Wood's trunk was a family heirloom that traveled with the Wood family from Virginia to …

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Grant Wood's trunk was a family heirloom that traveled with the Wood family from Virginia to Iowa. Grant Wood inherited the chest from his aunt. Originally designed for ladies' hair pieces, this trunk was used by the artist for his receipts and important papers. It was confiscated by the IRS during an …

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Signature
Not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Grant Wood
American, 1891–1942
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Seminal Regionalist painter Grant Wood captured Depression Era rural America with a nostalgic, earnest honesty of expression. The Iowa painter's prolific career and diverse body of work evolved from Impressionist influences to increasingly realist portrait and landscape compositions that exhibit both flexibility and control of technique. Psychological candor and enigmatic loneliness inflect Wood’s work, which documents the convergence of modernist ideas and his Midwestern surroundings. Wood’s American Gothic (1930) is perhaps the most highly recognizable, reproduced, and referenced work of 20th century American art, and a seminal work of realist painting. Wood’s straightforward style of representation is restrained, almost flat, creating a taut surface in contrast to the underlying subtle persistence of emotion.

Grant Wood

Grant Wood "Wig" trunk with metal objects, ca. 1940

Mixed Media on fabric
15 × 22 in
38.1 × 55.9 cm
This is a unique work.
Contact For Price
location
Lincoln
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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