Grant Wood: An American artist

Grant Wood created one of America’s most familiar paintings. Yet his life story remains unfamiliar to most of us – which is where the exhibit Anna Werner’s about to walk us through comes in:


“American Gothic” by Grant Wood (1930). Oil on Beaver Board.

You’ve undoubtedly seen it before. It’s one of the most recognizable paintings in American art: “American Gothic,” by the artist Grant Wood (1891-1942). 

It’s likely the only work many Americans have ever seen by him.

But curator Barbara Haskell of the Whitney Museum of Art, in New York City, is out to change that with a retrospective of his work. 

With about 120 pieces in the show, it’s the most extensive Grant Wood exhibition that’s ever been mounted.


Correspondent Anna Werner with curator Barbara Haskell at the Whitney’s exhibition, “Grant Wood:

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