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Grant Wood

1891 - 1942

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Grant DeVolson Wood (February 13, 1891 – February 12, 1942) was an American painter and representative of Regionalism, best known for his paintings depicting the rural American Midwest. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Grant Wood has received more than 1,378,276 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 49 in 2019). Grant Wood is the 467th most popular painter (down from 376th in 2019), the 1,579th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,229th in 2019) and the 15th most popular American Painter.

Grant Wood is most famous for his painting "American Gothic."

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Among painters, Grant Wood ranks 467 out of 1,421Before him are Geertgen tot Sint Jans, Giovanni Antonio Boltraffio, Jan van Scorel, Frederic Edwin Church, Hans Burgkmair, and André Charles Boulle. After him are Arshile Gorky, Bruce Nauman, Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, Pietro Longhi, Cy Twombly, and Andrea Solari.

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Among people born in 1891, Grant Wood ranks 41Before him are Cole Porter, Hans Reichenbach, Max Amann, Otto Rasch, Bronislava Nijinska, and Anton Dostler. After him are Michael Polanyi, Antonio Segni, Harold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis, Moïse Kisling, Arthur Drewry, and Otto Schmidt. Among people deceased in 1942, Grant Wood ranks 48Before him are Flinders Petrie, Joseph Franklin Rutherford, Archduke Joseph Ferdinand of Austria, Louis Franchet d'Espèrey, Annemarie Schwarzenbach, and Franz Walter Stahlecker. After him are Infanta Marie Anne of Portugal, Yosano Akiko, Daniil Kharms, Wilbur Scoville, Prince Amedeo, Duke of Aosta, and Ivan Bilibin.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Grant Wood ranks 1,579 out of 18,182Before him are Edward W. Morley (1838), Alonzo Church (1903), Bessie Smith (1894), Michael Madsen (1957), Eazy-E (1964), and Donald J. Cram (1919). After him are Reed Hastings (1960), Mike Powell (1963), Art Tatum (1909), William Walker (1824), Michael Rooker (1955), and Arthur Penn (1922).

Among PAINTERS In United States

Among painters born in United States, Grant Wood ranks 15Before him are Robert Rauschenberg (1925), Joseph Kosuth (1945), Grandma Moses (1860), Lyonel Feininger (1871), Bob Ross (1942), and Frederic Edwin Church (1826). After him are Bruce Nauman (1941), Cy Twombly (1928), Frank Stella (1936), Sol LeWitt (1928), Richard Serra (1939), and Asher Brown Durand (1796).