Grant Wood

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Grant DeVolson Wood
Self-portrait, 1932
Born February 13, 1891(1891-02-13)
Anamosa, Iowa
Died February 12, 1942(1942-02-12) (aged 50)
Iowa City, Iowa
Nationality American
Field Painting
Training School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Movement Regionalism
Works American Gothic
Influenced by Jan van Eyck

Grant Wood was an American painter. He painted the famous American Gothic. He was 26 when he began his career.

Style[change | change source]

His main painting style included a mix of stippling and cross-hatching. He usually painted on beaverboard. His preferred paints were oils and tempera.

Influences[change | change source]

Wood studied several different ways to paint during his trips to Europe. The paintings of artist Jan van Eyck convinced him to put new styles in his art.