Grant Wood

1891 - 1942

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Grant DeVolson Wood (February 13, 1891 – February 12, 1942) was an American painter best known for his paintings depicting the rural American Midwest, particularly American Gothic (1930), which has become an iconic example of 20th-century American art. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Grant Wood has received more than 1,059,245 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Grant Wood is the 377th most popular painter (up from 520th in 2019), the 1,230th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,646th in 2019) and the 12th most popular American Painter.

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

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Among painters, Grant Wood ranks 377 out of 1,428Before him are François Clouet, Lovis Corinth, Matthäus Merian, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Domenico Veneziano, and Christian Krohg. After him are Palma Vecchio, Karel Appel, Alessandro Allori, Yves Tanguy, Dosso Dossi, and Shitao.

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Among people born in 1891, Grant Wood ranks 34Before him are Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich of Russia, Fumimaro Konoe, Frank Costello, Cole Porter, Michael Chekhov, and Ole Kirk Christiansen. After him are Max Amann, Pier Luigi Nervi, Otto Rasch, Alexander Wienerberger, Harold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis, and Anton Dostler. Among people deceased in 1942, Grant Wood ranks 38Before him are Alexander von Zemlinsky, Chen Duxiu, Henri de Baillet-Latour, Prince George, Duke of Kent, Herschel Grynszpan, and Jan Kubiš. After him are Felix Hausdorff, Prince Eitel Friedrich of Prussia, Valdemar Poulsen, Joseph Franklin Rutherford, Tamon Yamaguchi, and Stjepan Filipović.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Grant Wood ranks 1,230 out of 15,968Before him are Ken Kesey (1935), Ken Thompson (1943), Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr. (1941), Larry Flynt (1942), Barry Nelson (1917), and Vera Miles (1929). After him are Aaron Copland (1900), John Payne (1912), Lee Majors (1939), John Grisham (1955), Donna Leon (1942), and John Saxon (1935).

Among PAINTERS In United States

Among painters born in United States, Grant Wood ranks 12Before him are Georgia O'Keeffe (1887), Norman Rockwell (1894), Robert Rauschenberg (1925), James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834), Lyonel Feininger (1871), and Joseph Kosuth (1945). After him are Jasper Johns (1930), Bob Ross (1942), Sol LeWitt (1928), Frederic Edwin Church (1826), Cy Twombly (1928), and Julian Schnabel (1951).