Check out Grant Wood's comments about American Gothic and what he portrayed in this painting.

Grant Wood's letter describing the American Gothic

Grant Wood died in Iowa City on the eve of his 50th birthday. That same week his 'American Gothic' was winning acclaim in a display of realistic U.S. art, "Decade of American Painting, 1930-40" at the Worcester, Massachusetts Art Museum.

Used with permission of Marjorie Mills Vandervelde, niece of Nellie Sudduth.

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