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The models for American GothicFeb 08 2012

In 1930, Iowa artist Grant Wood painted American Gothic. The models he used for the painting were his sister Nan Wood Graham and his dentist, Byron McKeeby. Here they are next to the painting:

American Gothic models

Wood made the painting after spotting a small house in Eldon, Iowa:

American Gothic house

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