Saturday, April 25, 2015

Grant Wood...................................

The Birthplace of Herbert Hoover, West Branch, Iowa       1931

Near Sundown                     1933

Self Portrait                    1932

American Gothic                       1930

"Technique does not constitute art. Nor is it a vague, fuzzy romantic quality known as ‘beauty,’ remote from the realities of everyday life. It is the depth and intensity of an artist’s experience that are the first importance in art."

"All my pictures are first planned as abstractions. When I think it’s a sound design, then I start very cautiously making it look like nature. But I’m so afraid of being photographic that maybe I stop too soon."

"All the good ideas I ever had came to me while I was milking a cow."

“I had to go to France to appreciate Iowa.”

-Grant Wood,  more on the artist here

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