Biography

Grant Wood was born on Feburary 13, 1891 in Anamosa, Iowa. After graduating from high school in 1910, he enrolled in an art school in Minneapolis. Three years later, Wood enrolled at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and worked as a silversmith. From 1920-1928, Wood made several trips to Europe to study the different styles of paintings, but he was mainly influenced by Jan Van Eyck. Grant started teaching at the University of Iowa’s School of Art in 1934. On Feburary 12, 1942, a day before his 51st birthday, Wood died of liver cancer. His childhood home in Cedar Rapids, Iowa is listed as one of the most endangered historic sites in Iowa. He also is mentioned on the Iowa state quarter.

Biography - http://www.dropbears.com/a/art/biography/Grant_Wood.html

Pictures - http://xroads.virginia.edu/~MA98/haven/wood/home.html

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