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Grant Wood

[American Regionalist Painter, 1891-1942]

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In making these paintings, as you may have guessed, I had in mind something which I hope to convey to a fairly wide audience in America -- the picture of a country rich in the arts of peace; a homely lovable nation, infinitely worth any sacrifice necessary to its preservation.
- Grant Wood, in a statement accompanying his final painting


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Original works by Grant Wood available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas   NEW!
(There is a "Download" link for zooming in on some works, but confusingly this may take a while to become active)

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist

Notable SiteGrant Wood at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

Akron Art Museum, Ohio   NEW!
(Click on the "View objects by this artist" link)

Amon Carter Museum, Texas
Parson Weems' Fable

Asheville Art Museum, North Carolina
In the Spring

Ball State Museum of Art, Indiana
Tree Planting Group, 1937

Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, Illinois
Honorary Degree

Brauer Museum of Art at Valparaiso University, Indiana

Canton Museum of Art, Ohio
Midnight Alarm

Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Iowa

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Massachusetts
Fertility, lithograph, 1939

Figge Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa
Page forward to see additional works

Guilford College Art Gallery, North Carolina

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Hunter Museum of American Art, Tennessee
Main Street Mansion, 1936-37

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Iowa State University
Information about four murals by Grant Wood

Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska
Stone City, Iowa, 1930

Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Laurel, Mississippi

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

Maier Museum of Art at Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Virginia
(Note: Click the title to view the artwork details, not the thumbnail image.)

Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart, Indiana
Sheaves of Corn, 1931

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota
The Birthplace of Herbert Hoover, West Branch, Iowa, 1931

New Britain Museum of American Art, Connecticut
Sentimental Ballad, 1940

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
March, 1941

Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma
Approaching Storm, 1940

Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California
Return from Bohemia, 1935

Orlando Museum of Art, Florida
Seed Time and Harvest

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

Philadelphia Museum of Art   NEW!

Pomona College Museum of Art, California
Click on "View objects by this artist"

San Diego Museum of Art, California   NEW!

Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska
Arnold Comes of Age (Portrait of Arnold Pyle)

Sioux City Art Center, Iowa
July Fifteenth, 1938

Southern Alleghenies Museum, Pennsylvania

Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas
Scroll down to the bottom of the page for 3 prints by Grant Wood

Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas
Near Sundown

Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago   NEW!
2 works online

The Coe College Permanent Collection of Art, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Boy Milking Cow, detail

The Huntington Library, California

University of Delaware Museums
Various works by Grant Wood

University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City

University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City
Plaid Sweater, 1931

Virtual Museum of Canada
Fertility, 1939

Virtual Museum of Canada
In the Spring, 1939

Waterloo Center for the Arts, Iowa
Click the "Grant Wood" link for about a dozen paintings and prints

Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Wichita Art Museum, Kansas
Various works online

Williams College Museum of Art, Massachusetts
Death on the Ridge Road, 1935

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
California State University WorldImages Database

Grant Wood at CGFA

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

Humanities Web

The History Project at U.C. Davis

USC Annenberg School for Communication

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Notable SiteMuseum for American Studies at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Going Back to Iowa: The World of Grant Wood

American Gothic - with commentary by Sister Wendy Beckett

University Art Museum at the University of California

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Grant Wood  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

Resource Library Magazine
The Grant Wood Collection at the Dubuque Museum of Art

Grant Wood at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Washington D.C.
The Grant Wood papers online

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
Essay on American Gothic, 1930

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
search inside

American Gothic: A Life of America's Most Famous Painting

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American Gothic: The Biography of Grant Wood's American Masterpiece

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Renegade Regionalists

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Grant Wood: An American Master Revealed


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