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Grant Wood An American Classic

February 29, 2012
American Gothic

American Gothic (Photo credit: Mark Heard)

Did you know our city’s Grant Wood museum is home to one of the world’s most famous portraits?  The artist Grant Wood won $300 for his canvas entitled “American Gothic” back in 1930, and the picture of a Cedar Rapids dentist and his spinster sister has captured the national  imagination ever since.  So consider a pitchfork and a serious expression next time you pose in front of your home in Cedar Rapids…and you too might become an American classic.

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