Wood, Grant DeVolson, 1891-1942

Wood, Grant DeVolson, 1891-1942



  • Existence: 1891 - 1942


Grant Woods was born on February 13, 1891 in Iowa. He was an American painter best known for his paintings depicting the rural American Midwest, particularly "American Gothic" (1930), which has become an iconic painting of the 20th century. He died on February 12, 1942.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Papers relating to Grant Wood's painting "Oliver Wiswell"

Identifier: MS-836
Date(s): 1940 to 1967

"Oliver Wiswell" by Grant Wood painting records. The collection contains correspondence between Kenneth Roberts and Grant Wood as well as clippings and auction printed matter. The painting was used a the book cover for Kenneth Roberts' book "Oliver Wiswell."