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American Gothic

American Gothic

Grant Wood’s 1930 painting earned him a $300 prize from the Art Institute of Chicago.

Wood used his sister and his dentist as models for a farmer and his daughter. At the time, many art critics thought the painting was a satire of rural life. The painting’s popularity peaked during the Great Depression when it was praised as a representation of hardworking men and women.

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