Grant Wood - American Gothic Grant DeVolson Wood was an American painter born four miles east of Anamosa, Iowa. He is best known for his paintings depicting the rural American Midwest, particularly the painting American Gothic, an iconic image of the 20th century. Wikipedia Born: February 13, 1891, Anamosa Died: February 12, 1942, Iowa City Periods: Regionalism, Social realism
Nighthawks, 1942 by Edward Hopper - oil on canvas. One of the best known images of 20th-century art, the painting depicts an all-night diner in which three customers, all lost in their own thoughts, have congregated. The painting is at the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.