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- Grant Wood
Orange County Courthouse
About the Artwork
This print, measuring approximately 8 x 11.75 inches, is located in the north hallway of the second floor.
About the Artist
Grant Wood began his career working as a craftsman in wood and metal. He acquired the first major patron for his art after studying at the Academie Julian in Paris. He became inspired by he sharply detailed paintings of the 15th and 16th century German masters and began painting the local scenes and portraits that won him world fame. “American Gothic” caused a sensation when it was displayed in Chicago in 1930. Wood believed that artists should paint from experience in their local communities. He often incorporated satire into his work. Grant Wood, Thomas Hart Benton and John Steuart Curry are considered the heavyweights in the American regionalist movement.
Did you know?
The Orange County Convention Center features a collection of life-size Florida wild life sculptures.
Discover Art in Central Florida!
For those who have eyes to see, there are hundreds of works of art around them.
This web site provides some information on many of those works of art that can
be regularly viewed in Orange County by any member of the public without an
admission fee. They are outside in public view, or located in an interior area
that is normally open to the public.
Look around this web site and find something that interests you. Then go see it
in person. The information you find here will add to the pleasure of exploring
public art in Central Florida.
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