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Grant Wood
12 5/8 x 14 5/8 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Park and Phyllis Rinard

After several years of study in Europe, Grant Wood returned to his native Iowa to paint canvases that celebrate the Midwest. He applied his exceptional talent for simplification and design to make these plowed fields and tidy farmhouses reflect the order and harmony Wood discovered on his return to the American heartland.