Artwork of the month by Grant Wood

2November 2006

This is one of the paintings on display at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts that I simply enjoy.  It is humorous and although lewd, the painting retains its importance historically.  Do you see what I see?

Grant Wood
American, 1892-1942
“The Birthplace of Herbert Hoover, West Branch Iowa”
1931, oil on masonite.

“I had to go to France to appreciate Iowa.”
-Grant Wood.