Grant continued to work in this style, soon painting his most famous painting, american gothic american gothic wood burst onto the american art scene in 1930 with his painting american gothic (1930, art institute of chicago. Grant wood s american gothic self-portrait grant wood was born in anamosa, iowa in died in 1942 of cancer at age 50 in iowa city self taught artist painted small town america during the depression. In 1930, his painting american gothic (1930) was accepted into the juried annual exhibition of the art institute of chicago and won the norman walt harris bronze medal wood’s painting of a woman, man and pitchfork received almost overnight success and catapulted the artist into the public eye.
Matted, unframed this is an american associated artists gelatone facsimile and was created in the united states of america from the original painting grant wood was born in iowa and is best known for his images of the american midwest especially his best known work, the iconic painting american gothic.
Grant continued to work in this style, soon painting his most famous painting, american gothic american gothic wood burst onto the american art scene in 1930 with his painting american gothic (1930, art institute of chicago) the inspiration came from a cottage he discovered, which had been designed in the gothic revival style, with a distinctive upper window. American gothic and fall plowing offer a discrete description of rural life with contrasting point of views i beleive that american gothic is portraying american life style in the 1930s the pitch fork explains the means of income for the average farmer. A farmer plowing a field, mother and child planting new crops, grandma mending, and grandpa eating freshly popped corn all became the recognizable “stars” of wood’s creations he is primarily known for his paintings such as these, and in particular, the painting american gothic featuring a midwestern father and daughter since its creation in 1930, it has gained an iconic stature in american culture.
American gothic: the biography of grant wood's american masterpiece new york: chamberlain brothers, 2005 milosch, jane c, ed grant wood’s studio: birthplace of american gothic cedar rapids and new york: cedar rapids museum of art and prestel, 2005 seery, john e grant wood's political gothic theory & event 2, no 1 (1998) taylor, sue. The title, american gothic, is such because the the house was created with aspects of middle age gothic architecture, primarily seen in the window that initially caught wood’s eye his art having been called “a perfect example of midwestern steamboat gothic architecture”, wood enjoyed the contrast between the european window and an american farmhouse and placed the gothic window promptly in the center background.
Compare and contrast: american gothic, by wood and rural rehabilitation client, by shahn essaysthough these two works were created just five years apart these two works related in time as well as content regardless of their differing medium as well as purpose the painting american gothic, by wood. American gothic is a painting by grant wood in the collection of the art institute of chicago wood was inspired to paint the american gothic house along with the kind of people i fancied should live in that house he painted it in 1930, depicting a farmer standing beside a woman who has been interpreted to be his daughter or his wife. Grant devolson wood was an american painter best known for his paintings depicting.
Titled, american gothic this painting was done in 1930 and shows a farmer and his daughter in front of a small farmhouse the bullet-shaped window in the background is where the name of the painting came from the window looks like windows on the large churches germany built in the gothic tradition of architecture. American gothic, washington, dc (1942) by gordon parks was the first prominent parody of the painting visitors dressing up and taking their photograph outside the house in popular culture [ edit . - comparing gothic elements in fall of the house of usher, uncle tom's cabin, ligeia, and american slave gothic literature has a number of conventions, including evils of horror, present of light and dark, suggestions of the supernatural, and dark and exotic localities such as castles and crumbling mansions (american.