vrijdag, november 06, 2015

Grant Wood

Grant Wood posing in his studio with Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, ca. 1931.

Grant Wood: Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, 1931.

The interior of Grant Wood’s studio, ca. 1925.

The interior of Grant Wood’s studio, 2006.

The Grant Wood Studio, 810 Second Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids

"The studio reflects Wood’s interest in architecture and design. Famous for wearing farmer’s bib overalls, Wood created the interior of his studio by combining aspects of a humble Arts and Crafts style bungalow with a simple European peasant’s lodgings – complete with exposed wooden beams, crude wooden floors, roughly textured walls and ceiling, and built-in niches for flowers, art, and artifacts.

In addition to American Gothic, Wood created many of his most famous paintings in this studio, including Woman with Plants (1929), Midnight Ride of Paul Revere (1931), Daughters of the Revolution (1932), and Dinner for Threshers (1934). These works made Wood an internationally famous artist and linked him with several other prominent Midwestern painters, notably John Steuart Curry and Thomas Hart Benton, who became known as the American Regionalists.

The Grant Wood Studio is owned and operated by the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, which has the world’s largest collection of works by Wood. The Museum is located just three blocks from the Grant Wood Studio." (bron: Historic Artists' Homes & Studios)

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