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American Gothic

Author: Susan Wood. Ross MacDonald, illus.

American Gothic

Author: Susan Wood. Ross MacDonald, illus.

$18.95 $5.98
Item #: D11886
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 40
Publication Date: 2017
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 9781419725333
From humble beginnings sketching Iowa's cornfields and rolling hills as a child, Grant Wood (1891-1942) became the father of regionalism, an artistic movement that celebrated the simple and real-life surroundings of the people. Returning from studying art in Europe, Grant asked his sister and his dentist to pose for a uniquely American work of art. Susan Wood's picture-book biography for ... More
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From humble beginnings sketching Iowa's cornfields and rolling hills as a child, Grant Wood (1891-1942) became the father of regionalism, an artistic movement that celebrated the simple and real-life surroundings of the people. Returning from studying art in Europe, Grant asked his sister and his dentist to pose for a uniquely American work of art. Susan Wood's picture-book biography for readers 5 to 9 explores the birth of the famous painting and the artist who created it, while Ross MacDonald's sunny watercolors skillfully re-create the world of the 1920s and 30s. The book also includes photographs and additional information about Wood.


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