American gothic is a 1930 painting by grant wood in the collection of the art institute of chicago. Whpe34 rf an american gothic white farmhouse barn and garage in rural maine.
My grandmother grew up in eldon on walnut street.
American gothic house. The american gothic house aka the di id. Hundreds of parodies and takeoffs have made it a popular cultural icon that is one of the most recognized in the world. Inspired wood quickly sketched the house and returned home to cedar rapids to paint american gothic.
Overview come to eldon iowa and view the exterior of the house that inspired grant wood to paint american gothic one of the most recognized paintings in the world. Grant wood s painting american gothic brought this 1880s house notice as the backdrop of the famous image of a midwest farmer and his daughter. American gothic often understood as a satirical comment on the midwestern character quickly became one of america s most famous paintings and is now firmly entrenched in the nation s popular culture.
The american gothic house is always a must stop while visiting my family. For other uses see american gothic disambiguation. To celebrate this anniversary we wanted to share this stunning work by artist kadir nelson titled black gothic.
American gothic house center visit the house that inspired one of the most iconic pieces of american art in 1930 grant wood took a tour of a small iowa town and spotted a little white house with a large gothic window. An asian american girl poses with an african american boy pose outside the american gothic house in eldon iowa. I recall all the years it was not a tourist destination but rather a house on a backstreet with just a plaque.
Tour the adjacent american gothic house center which showcases grant wood s life and the. American gothic house center june 19 today is juneteenth a holiday marking the end of slavery in the united states. It was the backdrop of the 1930 painting american gothic by grant wood generally considered wood s most famous work and among the most recognized paintings in twentieth century american art.
He was inspired to paint what is now known as the american gothic house in eldon iowa along with the kind of people he fancied should live in that house. The american gothic house also known as the dibble house is a house in eldon iowa designed in the carpenter gothic style with a distinctive upper window. Take your own american gothic photo in front of the 1930s exterior.
Now the house includes a visitor s center parking lot and multitudes of visitors.