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Grant Wood
(February 13, 1891 - February 12, 1942) U.S.A.

Grant Wood

Painter

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Grant Wood was born in rural Iowa and spent his late teens and early twenties enrolled in art schools, including the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

In 1930, Wood produced "American Gothic", which remains one of the most recognizable paintings in American art. At the time, critics lauded the piece as a satire of small-town life; Wood rejected this reading of it.

It is thought that he was a closeted homosexual, and that there was an attempt to fire him because of a relationship with his personal secretary. Although closeted, one writer states that Wood's friends knew him to be homosexual and "a bit facetious in his masquerade as an overall-clad farm boy".

Grant Wood died of pancreatic cancer just one dau before his 51st birthday.

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