Grant DeVolson Wood – was an American painter born four miles east of Anamosa, Iowa. He is best known for his paintings depicting the rural American Midwest, particularly the painting American Gothic, an iconic image of the century.
Grant Wood wrote that Regional artists interpret physiography, industry, and psychology of their hometown, and that the competition of these preceding elements creates American culture. 'The Perfectionist', 1936 - Grant Wood
Born in Iowa in Grant Wood became one of the most famous American painters of all time when he created the iconic work American Gothic. The painting portrays a somber Midwestern farmer and his daughter.