Wood, Grant, 1891-1942

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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

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Iowa State University. Facilities Planning and Management. Buildings and Grounds. Campus art, 1924-[ongoing]. Iowa State University, Parks Library
referencedIn Derleth, August William, 1909-1971. Letters, 1942-1971. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn New Yorker records, ca.1924-1984 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Wood, Grant, 1891-1942. Return from Bohemia / by Grant Wood, 1941. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Reid, John C. (John Cantwell), 1878?-1968. Papers, 1933-1968. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Cone, Marvin Dorwart, 1891-1965. Marvin Cone papers, 1908-1977. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Chapin, James, 1887-1975. James Ormsby Chapin papers, 1926-1995. Delaware Art Museum
referencedIn Benton, William, 1900-1973. William Benton papers, 1940-1983. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Associated American Artists records, circa 1934-1981 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
referencedIn Gaston, Godfrey O., 1928-. Godfrey O. Gaston correspondence, 1964-1991. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Wood, Grant, 1891-1942. [Grant Wood] : artist file John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Library, Ringling Museum Library
creatorOf Grant Wood arm chair collection [graphic]. Coe College, Stewart Memorial Library
referencedIn Wood, Grant : Biographical file. Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
referencedIn Brown, Hazel E. Hazel E. Brown manuscript for Grant Wood and Marvin Cone, artists of an era, 1926-1973. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Wood, Grant, 1892-1942 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Papers, 1752(1808-1984) Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn William E. L. Bunn papers, 1863-2009 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
creatorOf John Herron Art Institute. Wilbur D. Peat correspondence, 1929-1936. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Wood, Grant, 1891-1942. Letters, 1933-1941. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Gebers, Nellie M., 1901-1995. Papers of Nellie M. Gebers, 1991-1995. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn MacKinlay Kantor Papers, 1885-1977, (bulk 1920-1970) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn The, Daily Worker, and, The Daily World, Photographs Collection, Bulk, 1930-1990, 1920-2001 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
referencedIn John Mason Brown papers, 1922-1967. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Culver, Charles B. (Charles Beach), 1908-1967. Late look at the American Scene Movement and its principle figures / by Charles Culver. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Morawski, Walter B., 1904-1984. Offset lithographic print collection, 1938-1960. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
referencedIn Christ-Janer, Albert, 1910-1973,. Albert Christ-Janer interview, 1964 Mar. 21. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Sanborn, Agnes Goldman, 1887-1984. Papers, 1752-1984 (inclusive), 1808-1984 (bulk). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Maynard Walker Gallery. Maynard Walker Gallery records, 1847-1973. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Engle, Margaret D. Margaret D. Engle letters from artists, 1937-1943. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Kocher, Robert. [Grant Wood and Marvin Cone] [sound recording]. Coe College, Stewart Memorial Library
referencedIn Vidor, King, 1894-1982. King W. Vidor papers, 1936-1982. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Grant Wood [graphic]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Kantor, MacKinlay, 1904-1977. Papers of MacKinlay Kantor, 1885-1977 (bulk 1920-1970). Library of Congress
creatorOf Associated American Artists. Associated American Artists records, ca. 1934-1981. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Johnson, Howard C. 1913-1963. Papers, 1932-2002, undated. Iowa State University, Parks Library
referencedIn Suba, Susanne, 1913-. Susanne Suba papers, 1939-1965, bulk 1939-1948. Newberry Library
referencedIn Adams, Bertrand R. 1907-2007. Papers, 1927-2007. Iowa State University, Parks Library
referencedIn Ganso, Emil. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1929-1944, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Clemens, Cyril, 1902-1999. Correspondence, 1927-1966. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf John Herron Art Institute. Wilbur D. Peat correspondence, 1929-1936. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn George Biddle Papers, 1863-1973, (bulk 1916-1973) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Metcalf, Conger, 1914-. Conger Metcalf interview, 1982 Feb. 24. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Cone, Winnifred. Interviews, 1969-1984 [sound recording]. Coe College, Stewart Memorial Library
referencedIn Iowa State University. Dept of Art. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1940-1972. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Wood, Grant, 1891-1942. Grant Wood collection, 1930-1983. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Rowan, Edward Beatty, 1898-1946. Edward Beatty Rowan papers, 1929-1946. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Wood, Grant, 1891-1942. Grant Wood papers, 1930-1983. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Associated American Artists. Associated American Artists records, ca. 1934-1981. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975. Thomas Hart Benton papers, 1906-1975. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Christ-Janer, Albert, 1910-1973,. Oral history interview with Albert Christ-Janer, 1964 Mar. 21 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Baker Street Irregulars (Organization : U.S.) archive, 1923-2007. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Bunn, William E. L., 1910-2009. William E. L. Bunn papers, 1863-2009. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Bourret, Joan Liffring-Zug, 1929-. Photographs of Grant Wood and Stone City Art Colony [graphic]. Coe College, Stewart Memorial Library
creatorOf Reid, John C. (John Cantwell), 1877-1968. Papers of John C. Reid, 1933-1962. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Grant Wood papers, 1930-1983 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
creatorOf Wood, Grant, 1891-1942. Grant Wood : artist file : study photographs and reproductions of works of art with accompanying documentation 1930?-1990 [graphic] [compiled by staff of The Museum of Modern Art, New York]. Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection
creatorOf Seashore, Carl E. (Carl Emil), 1866-1949. Letter to Grant Wood. [Iowa City, IA.]. 1940 June 21. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Lathem, Edward Connery. Papers relating to Grant Wood's Oliver Wiswell, 1940-1967. New Hampshire Newsp Project
referencedIn Associated American Artists Records, 1916-1974 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Metcalf, Conger, 1914-. Oral history interview with Conger Metcalf, 1982 Feb. 24. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Curry, John Steuart, 1897-1946. John Steuart Curry and Curry family papers, 1897-1994. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Wood, Grant, 1891-1942. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Russel B. Nye Popular Culture Collection. American gothic, by Grant Wood : file of imitations and parodies. Michigan State University Libraries, Main Library
referencedIn Garrett Orr Papers, bulk, circa 1873-1994, 1890s-1914, 1935-1965 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
creatorOf Wood, Grant, 1891-1942. Grant Wood scrapbooks, 1900-1962. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Bunn, William E. L., 1910-. William Edward Lewis Bunn papers, 1929-2001. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Christ-Janer, Albert, 1910-1973,. Oral history interview with Albert Christ-Janer, 1964 Mar. 21 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Mayer, Marian S. Marian S. Mayer research material on Grant Wood, 1932-1966. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Aaron Bohrod Papers, 1932-1963 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
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associatedWith Adams, Bertrand R. 1907-2007. person
associatedWith AGNES (GOLDMAN) SANBORN, 1887-1984 person
associatedWith Arvold, Alfred Gilmeiden, 1882-1957, person
associatedWith Associated American Artists. corporateBody
correspondedWith Baker Street Irregulars (Organization : U.S.). corporateBody
associatedWith Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975. person
associatedWith Benton, William, 1900-1973. person
correspondedWith Biddle, George, 1885-1973 person
associatedWith Bobbitt, Vernon, person
associatedWith Bohrod, Aaron. person
associatedWith Brown, Hazel E. person
correspondedWith Brown, John Mason, 1900-1969 person
associatedWith Bunn, William E. L., 1910- person
correspondedWith Chapin, James, 1887-1975. person
associatedWith Christ-Janer, Albert, 1910-1973, person
associatedWith Clemens, Cyril, 1902- , person
associatedWith Communist Party of the United States of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Cone, Marvin Dorwart, 1891-1965. person
associatedWith Cone, Winnifred. person
associatedWith Culver, Charles B. (Charles Beach), 1908-1967. person
associatedWith Curry, John Steuart, 1897-1946. person
associatedWith Derleth, August William, 1909-1971. person
associatedWith Eaton, Walter Prichard, 1878-1957. person
associatedWith Engle, Margaret D. person
associatedWith Fitzgerald, Rufus Henry, 1890-1966, person
associatedWith Ganso, Emil. person
associatedWith Gaston, Godfrey O., 1928- person
associatedWith Gebers, Nellie M., 1901-1995. person
associatedWith Hancher, Virgil Melvin, 1896-1965, person
associatedWith Harper, Earl Enyeart, 1895-1967, person
associatedWith Iowa State University. Dept of Art. corporateBody
associatedWith Iowa State University. Facilities Planning and Management. Buildings and Grounds. corporateBody
associatedWith John Herron Art Institute. corporateBody
associatedWith Johnson, Howard C. 1913-1963 person
correspondedWith Kantor, MacKinlay, 1904-1977. person
associatedWith Kay, George F. (George Frederick), 1873-1943, person
associatedWith Kocher, Robert. person
associatedWith Longman, Lester Duncan, 1905- , person
associatedWith Mark Twain Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Martin, Fletcher, 1904- , person
associatedWith Mayer, Marian S. person
associatedWith Maynard Walker Gallery. corporateBody
associatedWith Metcalf, Conger, 1914- person
associatedWith Morawski, Walter B., 1904-1984. person
associatedWith Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Ness, Zenobia person
associatedWith Ness, Zenobia Brumbaugh, 1877-1943. person
associatedWith Ness, Zenobia, d. 1943. person
associatedWith Newburn, Harry Kenneth, 1906- , person
correspondedWith New Yorker Magazine, Inc corporateBody
associatedWith Nock, S.A., person
associatedWith Orr, Garrett person
associatedWith Public Works of Art Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Reid, John C. (John Cantwell), 1877-1968. person
associatedWith Rowan, Edward Beatty, 1898-1946. person
associatedWith Sanborn, Agnes Goldman, 1887-1984. person
associatedWith Seashore, Carl E. (Carl Emil), 1866-1949. person
associatedWith Smith, Katherine, person
associatedWith Stone City Colony and Art School (Stone City, Iowa) corporateBody
associatedWith Suba, Susanne, 1913- person
associatedWith Tabor, Robert Byron, 1892-1972, person
associatedWith The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Trueblood, Franklin D., person
associatedWith University of Iowa. corporateBody
associatedWith Vidor, King, 1894-1982. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Iowa--Cedar Rapids
Iowa--Cedar Rapids
Iowa--Cedar Rapids
Iowa--Cedar Rapids
Middle West
Middle West
Subject
Painting
Painters--Iowa--Cedar Rapids
Art, American
Painters
Art--American (?)--Reproductions
Painting, American
Painting--Middle West
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Birth 1891-02-13

Death 1942-02-12

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