American Gothic Grunge

DesignsByDebQ

Toronto, Canada

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American Gothic is a 1930 painting by Grant Wood in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago. Wood was inspired to paint what is now known as the American Gothic House in Eldon, Iowa, along with the kind of people I fancied should live in that house. It depicts a farmer standing beside a woman who has been interpreted to be his sister. The figures were modeled by Wood’s sister Nan Wood Graham and their dentist Dr. Byron McKeeby. The woman is dressed in a colonial print apron evoking 19th-century Americana, and the man is holding a pitchfork.

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