American Gothic (Redux)

Photo Op of the Day Grant Wood biographer Tripp Evans (left) and his partner Ed Cabral (right), pose in front of the house that inspired Grant Wood’s iconic 1930 painting, American Gothic. Tripp is on tour to promote his new book, Grant Wood: A Life (Knopf). Read James Polichin’s review here…. read more

'Grant Wood: A Life' by R. Tripp Evans

One of the most famous paintings of the 20th century is Grant Wood’s “American Gothic.” Since its unveiling in 1930, it has achieved an international status—both admonished and celebrated, dismissed and parodied. The work is a dour portrait of a farmer and his daughter standing in front of a neo-gothic farmhouse in Iowa. The daughter’s sullen… read more