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This print is available in various sizes. Simply select whether you'd like a poster or canvas from the material drop-down box above, and then select which size you'd like.
Posters are printed on thick poster stock 200-220gsm perfect for framing as it is ridged and can easily be adhered to a backing board or sandwiched between glass frame purchased from a retailer. It's printed from a professional roll of synthetic paper combination and printed from a large format printer with solvent ink to stop the art from fading over the years.
Professional artist canvas is used for the canvas prints. We print on a synthetic weave blend that has a thick feel and course look. This media will grace your walls for many years to come without yellowing unlike some of the less expensive versions.
Our mounted stretched canvas prints are made from the same material with the addition of a light weight wooden frame used to stretched the canvas and hold it in shape. This option is ready to mount on your wall immediately.
This familiar image was exhibited publicly for the first time at the Art Institute of Chicago, winning a three-hundred-dollar prize and instant fame for Grant Wood. The impetus for the painting came while Wood was visiting the small town of Eldon in his native Iowa. There he spotted a little wood farmhouse, with a single oversized window, made in a style called Carpenter Gothic. I imagined American Gothic people with their faces stretched out long to go with this American Gothic house, he said. He used his sister and his dentist as models for a farmer and his daughter, dressing them as if they were tintypes from my old family album. The highly detailed, polished style and the rigid frontality of the two figures were inspired by Flemish Renaissance art, which Wood studied during his travels to Europe between 1920 and 1926. After returning to settle in Iowa, he became increasingly appreciative of midwestern traditions and culture, which he celebrated in works such as this. American Gothic, often understood as a satirical comment on the midwestern character, quickly became one of Americas most famous paintings and is now firmly entrenched in the nations 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. The man and woman, in their solid and well-crafted world, with all their strengths and weaknesses, represent survivors.
This image is available in the following media types: unmounted matte poster stock, unmounted canvas and mounted stretched canvas.
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