Wood, Grant, 1891-1942

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1891-02-13
Death 1942-02-12
Americans

Biographical notes:

Artist from Iowa.

From the description of Letters, 1933-1941. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 233127101

Painter; Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

From the description of Return from Bohemia / by Grant Wood, 1941. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78407270

From the description of Grant Wood scrapbooks, 1900-1962. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84557090

Grant Wood was born near Anamosa, Iowa, in 1891. In 1901 he moved with his family to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he developed an interest in art, and participated in the Cedar Rapids Art Association. He attended the Minneapolis School of Design and Handicraft as well as the Art Institute of Chicago. Wood taught art in Cedar Rapids public schools, and became an active member of the Iowa art community, promoting local artists and public art projects. In 1932, he and fellow artists founded the Stone City Art Colony. The colony only lasted two years, and in 1933 he became an art professor at the University of Iowa, where he would continue to teach until his death. Wood also served as spokesman for the concept of Regionalism in art and lectured throughout the United States. In 1934 he was appointed director of the Federal Public Works of Art Projects for Iowa, and organized artists for public mural projects. Grant Wood died in 1942, at the age of 51.

From the guide to the Grant Wood papers, 1930-1983, (Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution)

Regionalist painter; Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Grant Wood was born near Anamosa, Iowa, in 1891. In 1901, he moved with his family to Cedar Rapids, where he developed an interest in art, and participated in the Cedar Rapids Art Association. He attended the Minneapolis School of Design and Handicraft as well as the Art Institute of Chicago. Wood taught art in Cedar Rapids public schools, and became an active member of the Iowa art community, promoting local artists and public art projects. In 1932, he and fellow artists founded the Stone City Art Colony. The colony only lasted two years, and in 1933 he became an art professor at the University of Iowa, where he would continue to teach until his death. Wood also served as spokesman for the concept of Regionalism in art and lectured throughout the United States. In 1934 he was appointed director of the Federal Public Works of Art Projects for Iowa, and organized artists for public mural projects. Grant Wood died in 1942, at the age of 51.

From the description of Grant Wood papers, 1930-1983. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220236727

Grant Wood (1891-1942) was a regionalist painter from Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Wood attended the Minneapolis School of Design and Handicraft as well as the Art Institute of Chicago. He taught art in Cedar Rapids public schools, and became an active member of the Iowa art community, promoting local artists and public art projects. In 1932, he and fellow artists founded the Stone City Art Colony. The colony only lasted two years, and in 1933 he became an art professor at the University of Iowa, where he would continue to teach until his death. Wood also served as spokesman for the concept of Regionalism in art and lectured throughout the United States. In 1934 he was appointed director of the Federal Public Works of Art Projects for Iowa, and organized artists for public mural projects. Grant Wood died in 1942, at the age of 51.

From the description of Grant Wood collection, 1930-1983. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 430380248

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Subjects:

  • Painting
  • Painters--Iowa--Cedar Rapids
  • Art, American
  • Painters
  • Art--American (?)--Reproductions
  • Painting, American
  • Painting--Middle West

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  • Iowa--Cedar Rapids (as recorded)
  • Iowa--Cedar Rapids (as recorded)
  • Iowa--Cedar Rapids (as recorded)
  • Iowa--Cedar Rapids (as recorded)
  • Middle West (as recorded)
  • Middle West (as recorded)