Grant Wood

Grant Wood (1891 - 1942)

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Grant Wood
Born in Jackson, Jones, Iowa, USAmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] (to before ) [location unknown]
Father of [private son (1910s - unknown)], [private son (1910s - unknown)] and [private son (1920s - unknown)]
Died in Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 12 Feb 2014 | Last significant change: 9 Dec 2018
15:30: Colleen (Rodgers) Bake edited the Biography for Grant Wood (1891-1942). (category) [Thank Colleen for this]
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Categories: Artists | Painters | Iowa Notables.

Grant Wood is Notable.

Biography

Grant Wood was a landscape painter who is known for the iconic portrait of a farmer and his spinster daughter, American Gothic (1930), which, along with the Mona Lisa, is one of the most recognizable paintings in the world.

Wood grew up in Cedar Rapids, attended art schools in Minneapolis and Chicago, then traveled to Europe to study Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painting.

Sources

"Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XVFV-VVY : accessed 12 Feb 2014), F. M. Wood in entry for Grant Wood, 1891.

"United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M926-BDV : accessed 12 Feb 2014), Grant Wood in household of Frank M Wood, Jackson Township, Jones, Iowa, United States; citing sheet , family 112, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1240440.

"United States Census, 1910," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MGMN-7V9 : accessed 12 Feb 2014), Grant D Wood in household of Hattie B Wood, Cedar Rapids Precinct 2, Linn, Iowa, United States; citing sheet , family 310, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1374424.

"United States Census, 1920," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M81V-XMK : accessed 12 Feb 2014), Grant D Wood in household of Hattie D Wood, Cedar Rapids Ward 7, Linn, Iowa, United States; citing sheet , family 370, NARA microfilm publication T625, FHL microfilm 1820500.

"United States Census, 1930," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XMV2-BYZ : accessed 12 Feb 2014), Grant E Wood, Ankeny, Polk, Iowa, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0100, sheet , family 18, NARA microfilm publication

"United States Census, 1940," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KMY6-WFF : accessed 12 Feb 2014), Grant Wood, Ward 4, Iowa City, Iowa City Township, Johnson, Iowa, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 52-21, sheet 4A, family 92, NARA digital publication of T627, roll 1171.



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Images: 3
Grant Wood self portrait, 1925
Grant Wood self portrait, 1925

American Gothic by Grant Wood
American Gothic by Grant Wood

Models for American Gothic
Models for American Gothic

Collaboration

On 24 Aug 2018 at 19:32 GMT Robert Hvitfeldt wrote:

Grant Wood’s Spouse is not correct here. On 2 March, 1935, Wood married Sara Sherman Moxon. They were divorced in 1939. See the Wikipedia entry sourced here, and nearly every book written on Grant Wood.



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