American Gothic is the most parodied American painting. Worldwide, its running neck and neck with the Mona Lisa.

Keeping up with the times


Self portrait, 1932

Grant Wood was born on February 13, 1891 in Anamosa, Iowa. His mother moved the family to Cedar Rapids after his father died in 1901.

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Photo ops in Eldon Iowa

What’s in the house? Proper attire for photo ops

What’s in the house? Pitchforks for photo ops

Photo op

February page in our 2022 calendar about Quirky Passions. To enlarge the image, click on it.

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