The painter Grant Wood passed away at age 50, too young.
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Best known for his iconic painting, ‘American Gothic.’ He pioneered Regionalism along with John Steuart Curry and Thomas Hart Benton. He became the patron artist of Cedar Rapids.
He began studying at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1913; he traveled to Europe four times between 1920 and 1928, where he was exposed to the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist styles.
His “American Gothic” was first exhibited by the Art Institute of Chicago in 1930. It would never fall out of the American consciousness, being honored and parodied in countless forms of media.
How did Grant Wood die?
Pancreatic Cancer caused Grant Wood's death in 1942.
The day before his 51st birthday, Wood died at Iowa City university hospital of pancreatic cancer.
|Cause of death||Pancreatic Cancer|
|Age of death||50 years|
|Birthday||February 13, 1891|
|Death date||February 12, 1942|
|Place of death||Iowa City, Iowa, United States|
|Place of burial||N/A|
"All the good ideas I ever had came to me while I was milking a cow."Grant Wood
"You can do anything with beer that you can do with wine. Beer is great for basting or marinating meat and fish."Grant Wood