The models from “American Gothic” next to the painting

American Gothic is one of the most famous paintings in the history of American art.

“I imagined American Gothic people with their faces stretched out long to go with this American Gothic house,” Grant Wood said. He chose his sister and his dentist as models for a farmer and his daughter, dressing them as if they were “tintypes from my old family album”.american gothic painting

The houseamerican gothic paintingFew paintings are as iconic as Grant Wood’s American Gothic.american gothic painting

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