American Regionalist artist Grant Wood (1891-1942) is known for his paintings of the rural midwest. He is one of the Regionalists Triumvirate along With John Stueart Currie and Thomas Hart Benson. Wood worked in many other media besides paint, including stained glass, wood and metal, but he is most famous for his 1930 iconic painting known as American Gothic. This painting is thought to be something of an enigma. Some critics saw and still see it as a depiction of small town narrow mindedness. Wood himself rejected this and maintained that the painting depicted the pioneer steadfastness of the American spirit – read my other posts about this and the other Regionalists and decide for yourself.
PS There’s a poem I wrote about American Gothic. entitled American Gothic and the Hot Meat Pie over on my other blog Bookstains
Plus There’s a poem about an old chair over on Bookstains herehttps://bookstains.wordpress.com/2020/04/16/i-really-could-sit-in-a-chair-all-day/