Saturday, February 13, 2010

Grant Wood Birth Anniversary February 13

The American artist Grant Wood was born on February 13, 1892 near Anamosa, Iowa. He died of liver cancer one day before his 51st birthday at Iowa City, Iowa, on February 12, 1942.

His painting from 1930 called AMERICAN GOTHIC remains one of the most famous American works of art. His realist painting style was influenced among others by the work of the 15th century Flemish artist Jan Van Eyck.

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