Grant Wood Before American Gothic

April 28, 2015 - May 31, 2015

Grant Wood Before American Gothic

In September of 1928, Grant Wood took what would be his last trip to Europe. This period spent in Munich is often considered the defining moment in his career when his style evolved from a painterly, conventional impressionism to a distinctive brand of closely-drawn realism. It was not an overnight evolution, however, and it was nearly two years between the Munich experience and the first clear statement of the new style. This small survey¬†pairs works from Wood’s Munich period with works done in his famous realistic style.