Print developed from Grant Wood’s American Gothic, 1930, from the Art Institute of Chicago’s collection.

American Gothic, often understood as a satirical comment on the Midwestern character quickly became one of America’s most famous paintings and is now firmly entrenched in the nation’s popular culture. Yet Wood intended it to be a positive statement about rural American values, an image of reassurance at a time of great dislocation and disillusionment. In their solid and well-crafted world, the man and woman, with all their strengths and weaknesses, represent survivors.

  • Print Reproduction
  • Image Dimensions: 5.125 x 4.25 in.
  • Full Dimensions: 8 x 10 in.
  • Materials: Premium cardstock.