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Grant Wood

Born: 13-Feb-1891 [1]
Birthplace: Anamosa, IA
Died: 12-Feb-1942
Location of death: Iowa City, IA
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Riverside Cemetery, Anamosa, IA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Gay [2]
Occupation: Painter

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: American Gothic

[1] Wood long thought or reported his birthdate as 1892, though he was actually born in 1891. Most sources reproduce the 1892 date.

[2] Art Winslow, Chicago Tribune, 22 October 2010: "Wood's closeted homosexuality appears to have been implicitly acknowledged by several of his contemporaries (some were academic colleagues with ill intent) and was hinted at by his first biographer, Darrell Garwood, shortly after the artist's death. The circle around Wood included a nearly unbroken string of young male proteges over time, some even living in his household, although the exact nature of those relationships will remain unclear even at the end of Grant Wood: A Life."

Sister: Nan Wood Graham (female model in American Gothic)

    High School: Washington High School, Cedar Rapids, IA (1910)
    University: Chicago Art Institute (attended 1917)
    Conservatory: Académie Julian, Paris (1923, one year)
    Professor: University of Iowa

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