Grant Wood

American painter

Grant Wood was an American painter. He painted the famous American Gothic. He was 26 when he began his career.

Grant DeVolson Wood
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Self-portrait, 1932
Grant DeVolson Wood

(1891-02-13)February 13, 1891
DiedFebruary 12, 1942(1942-02-12) (aged 50)
EducationSchool of the Art Institute of Chicago
Known forPainting
Notable work
American Gothic
Daughters of Revolution (1932)


His main painting style included a mix of stippling and cross-hatching. He usually painted on beaverboard. His preferred paints were oils and tempera.


Wood studied several different ways to paint during his trips to Europe. The paintings of artist Jan van Eyck convinced him to put new styles in his art.