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Grant Wood's Iowa
Grant Wood, Iowa native, iconic Regionalist American artist, certainly left his mark on his home state. Wood’s American Gothic is one of America’s most recognizable paintings, his boyhood home is a registered landmark, and collections of his work grace museums far and near. Now you can tour his state with five itineraries that provide a detailed exploration of the ...more
Paperback, 136 pages
Published May 6th 2013 by Countryman Press
(first published April 1st 2013)
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Great idea! Some lovely illustrations and guides to where to see Wood's work. Some good information. But SO POORLY written! Terrible historical and biographical writing. Plus, woefully out of date in attitudes. Witness this quotation: "His personal life has been the object of continual inquisition, with suggestions of sexual deviance and repression. The climate of the Midwest of his time did not allow for sexual experimentation, and the strict covenants of marriage went against the grain of many ...more