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  1. Grant Wood American Gothic

  2. * Self taught artist from Cedar Rapids Iowa * Painted small town America during the depression years. * Known as the “painter in overalls.”

  3. His farmscapes had rolling hills, fluffy trees, and country roads.

  4. His landscapes appear still and silent.

  5. Grant Wood used geometric shapes, ovals, circles and curves in his landscapes. The shapes were simplified and stylized.

  6. By layering the land he created a lot of distance in his landscapes.

  7. Grant Wood’s style of painting was called Regionalism which means the painting of American subjects specific to a region.

  8. Grant Wood studied in Europe but came back to Iowa because “all my really good ideas came to me while milking a cow.”

  9. Grant Wood died at the age of 51 in 1942. Powerpoint created by: Linda Welling