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Grant Wood

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Grant DeVolson Wood
Self-portrait, 1932
Grant DeVolson Wood

(1891-02-13)February 13, 1891
DiedFebruary 12, 1942(1942-02-12) (aged 50)
EducationSchool of the Art Institute of Chicago
Known forPainting
Notable workAmerican Gothic

Grant DeVolson Wood (February 13, 1891 – February 12, 1942) 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.

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