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Grant Wood
Nationality: 
american
Gender: 
Male
Birth Date: 
1891
Birth Place: 
near Anamosa, Iowa
Death Date: 
1942
Death Place: 
Iowa City, Iowa
Grant DeVolson Wood. Buried in Anamosa. Painter and one of the major exponents of Midwestern Regionalism, a movement that flourished in the United States during the 1930s. Perceptive insight combined with dry caricature make Wood's figurative paintings outstanding among the works of the American Regionalist school. His landscapes sometimes have an air of the deliberately primitive. The tension he sets up between his scrupulously veristic detail and the psychological impactof an overwhelming sense of "presence" raises his best work above most Regionalist painting to the level of truly memorable art.