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Top Ten Paintings by Grant Wood

Top Ten Paintings by Grant Wood

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       Grant Wood (February 13, 1891 – February 12, 1942) was a United States painter, born in Anamosa, Iowa. He is best known for his painting depicting the rural American Midwest. Wood’s most famous work is his 1930 painting American Gothic. The two who posed for the painting were Wood’s sister, Nan Wood Graham, and the family dentist, Dr. Byron McKeeby. The cottage in the background was located in Eldon, Iowa. The painting was first exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago where it won a $300 prize. The painting gained instant fame after newspapers across the country reported the story. In current times, the painting is often satirized, though it remains one of the top examples of Regionalism and American Art.

  1. American Gothic (1930)

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  2. The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere (1931)

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  3. Stone City (1930)

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  4. Haying (1939)

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  5. Parson Weems’ Fable (1939)

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  6. Spring in Town (1941)

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  7. Daughters of the Revolution (1932)

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  8. New Road (1939)

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  9. Perfectionist

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  10. Death on Ridge Road (1935)

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  11. Plaid Sweater (1931)

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  12. Fall Plowing (1931)

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  13. January (1940)

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  14. Shriners Quartet (1939)

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  15. Family Doctor (1940)

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  16. In the Spring (1939)

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  17. Return from Bohemia (1935)

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  18. Midnight Alarm (1939)

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Top Ten Paintings by Thomas Benton

Top Ten Paintings by Thomas Benton

       Thomas Hart Benton was born on April 15, 1889 in Neosho, Missouri, USA into an influential clan of politicians and powerbrokers. Benton’s father was a lawyer and United States congressman and his great-uncle (from whom he received his name) was one of the first two United States Senators from Missouri. Benton spent his childhood shuttling between WashingtonD.C. and Missouri. Benton rebelled against his grooming for a future political career, preferring to develop his interest in art. As a teenager, he worked as a cartoonist for the Joplin American newspaper, in Joplin, Missouri.

  1. Persephone (1939)

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  2. Trail Riders (1964)

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  3. Prodigal Son (1941)

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  4. Engineer’s Dream (1931)

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  5. Letter from Overseas (1943)

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  6. Slaves (1927)

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  7. Threshing Wheat (1939)

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  8. Weighing Cotton (1939)

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  9. Boomtown (1928)

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  10. Wheat (1967)

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  11. Aaron (1941)
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  12. Discussion (1969)

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  13. July Hay (1943)

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  14. Moonlight on the Osage (1938)

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  15. Boy Fishing (1930)

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  16. Going Home (1934)

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