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Departmental Gothic: Grant Wood at the U. of Iowa

State Historical Society of Iowa

A populist celebrity, Grant Wood had no academic credentials when he began teaching at the U. of Iowa in 1934.
October 10, 2010

In 1934, the self-proclaimed "farmer painter," Grant Wood—whose iconic image of a pitchfork-wielding farmer and his dour companion, "American Gothic," had brought him national fame four years earlier—assumed a new title: Professor Wood…

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