|Grant Wood (1891-1942) - American Gothic (1930)|
USA 32c Stamp Issued 1998
Art Institute of Chicago
Apparently the house does really exist in a town called Eldon in Iowa. The painting was part of a art movement known as regionalism - it rejected the abstract art that was rocking the art world at the same time in Europe. Paintings such as American Gothic certainly capture the viewer, with its strong characters, who communicate with the viewer.