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Essay: <em>American Gothic</em> by Grant Wood

Essay: American Gothic by Grant Wood

A brief essay focusing on American Gothic which remains one of the most famous paintings in the history of American art. It is a primary example of Regionalism preferring depictions of rural American subjects rendered in a representational style.

20th century, American, everyday life, painting, portraits


Fine Arts, Social Science/History
Elementary, High School, Middle School
Art from Many Places, Art Traditions of the United States, Learning about America through Art

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