The subjects for Grant Wood’s, American Gothic, pose beside the iconic painting in 1942.
The painting, which is now at the Art Institute, portrays a farmer and his spinster daughter.
The models were Grant Wood’s sister and their family dentist.
The Melting Pot, Chicago, 1926, George Ames Aldrich
Jet Landings, 1960, Chicago. Richard Florsheim
Brown Girl (After the Bath), 1931, Chicago. Archibald J Motley
Although I love Motley’s depictions of boisterous Bronzeville nightlife in the 20’s and 30’s, there is something so special about this quiet moment.
Along the Water Front, 1947, Chicago. Eleanor Coen
gouache on paper 13x9inches 2008
Thanks to one of my favorite bloggers, painters, writers and former Taxi hacks, Dmitry Samarov for submitting a couple of his paintings! www.dmitrysamarov.com
Painting the Federal Building towers before the opening of the Century of Progress World’s Fair, 1933, Chicago.
Chicago River, 1893, Chicago. James Needham.
Beautiful impressionist painting of the Columbian Exposition by Theodore Robinson, 1894, Chicago.
Chicago Interior, J Theodore Johnson, 1933, Chicago
Reclaimed Land, 1913, Leon Kroll, Chicago.
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