Feb 16, 2023 - Sale 2626

Sale 2626 - Lot 87

Price Realized: $ 2,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500

GRANT WOOD (1891-1942)

Lithograph with hand coloring in watercolor. 180x245 mm; 7x9 5/8 inches, full margins. Edition of 250. Signed in pencil, lower right. Published by Associated American Artists, New York. 1939.

A very good impression. Cole 8.

Wood was one of the most well-known muralists of the WPA, having rose to celebrity status after his painting American Gothic won a bronze medal at the Art Institute of Chicago. Wood had always wished to re-create the midwest as an arts center and helped to found an artist colony in his native Cedar Rapids in 1932. In the Iowa University Parks Library in Ames, Iowa, Wood produced a series of murals in his archetypal American regionalist style (a first set for the Public Works of Art Project in 1934, a second in 1936 under the WPA). Wood also was involved in the production of another Iowan mural project at the Callanan Middle School in Des Moines for the Federal Arts Project.