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American Gothic: the life of Grant Wood

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Publisher:
Abrams Books for Young Readers,
Pub. Date:
2017.
Language:
English
Lexile measure:
990L
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From humble beginnings sketching Iowa's cornfields and rolling hills as a child, Grant Wood became the father of regionalism, an artistic movement that celebrated the simple and real-life surroundings of the people. When studying art in Europe in the early 20th century, Grant couldn't find a style that touched his heart quite right. Impressionism, cubism, and abstract art didn't reflect his view of the world. It wasn't until he stumbled upon Gothic art that Grant recognized something familiar. Back home in America, Grant asked his sister and his dentist to pose for what would become the founding, iconic image of regionalism and a uniquely American work of art. Grant's art celebrated hard-working Americans who finally saw themselves in fine art. American Gothic is a picture-book biography that explores the birth of the famous painting, the movement that made it possible, and the artist who created it all.
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ISBN:
9781419725333
Lexile measure:
990L
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subject_facet Artists -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, Biographies, Wood, Grant, -- 1891-1942 -- Juvenile literature
title_display American Gothic : the life of Grant Wood
title_full American Gothic : the life of Grant Wood / words by Susan Wood ; pictures by Ross MacDonald
title_short American Gothic :
title_sub the life of Grant Wood
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