stained glass chandelier Artists Who Died by 50: Grant Wood

by:EME LIGHTING     2019-12-08

Artists keep our memories and historical moments before we have cameras.More importantly, they retain the emotions and feelings of people at the time, and their reactions and behaviors to moments that the camera can never capture.Artists are important to our cosmic history because the first cave painting was developed on the wall by budding historians.So it's sad when an artist died when he was young.History, Art, and moments that will make the world a better and more beautiful place will disappear.Whether it's because of illness, depression, accident or selfMany artists left us before they could.The artist died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 50.This is the story of Grant Wood.Grant DeVolson Wood (February 13, 1891-Born in Grant deson wood, he is an iconic American painter who grew up in eastern Iowa.He is known for American country paintings in a style known as regionalism.Birthday of pancreatic cancerGrant Wood has a typical view of the American countryside, with his father turning over a 40-meter mountain, with deep and rich soil and farm animals behind it.Swim naked in the stream and walk to oneClassroom classroom;Feed chickens and splattered pigs.When his father died and the family moved to Cedar Rapids, a big city, it all changed.His widowed mother had to make every effort to make a living for him, his brother and sister.Grant took a paper road and soon became an apprentice at a local metal store.His two brothers and sisters also had odd jobs.The children helped.I think that's why Grant Wood got so weird.The staff said he would try any way through him.After graduating from high school, he joined the Craft Guild, an art school run entirely by women in miniápolis.He returned to Iowa to teach at a school.For a while, I did some silversmith work in a classroom.He painted signs and delivered goods for local businesses.Anything he can do to help his mother is not something he can't do.If you can, that's the day the kids put in.During World War I, Grant Wood enlisted and wanted to see more of the world, but was disappointed when the Army assigned him to the artistic duties of the United States.He has never gone further in several states away from home.He was responsible for drawing comics for the Stars and Stripes, designing camouflage suits for soldiers, and painting camouflage suits on vehicles used in jungle areas.No matter how many billsAfter the war, his mother seemed to feel that he gave up his dream of becoming an artist, so she kept everything he had sent her during the war;Enough to send him to Europe to study painting.In the true Grant Wood fashion, he tried everything: Impressionist, Post-ImpressionistImpressionist, Cubism, realism and even Gothic painting during the classical Renaissance.-Century Flanders artistWhen he got home, he lived in an old converted carriage house near his hometown of Cedar Rapids and turned it into an artist's studio.He's still doing whatever it takes to make money, renting out his talents to many Iowa --When few commissions pass, based on the business.He drew sketches for leaflets, advertisements, commercial signs in the morgue, and in one case, he designed corn --Theme music©Decoration of hotel restaurant (including Chandelier ).In 1928, he obtained a committee to design stained glass windows for the Veterans Memorial Building in Cedar Rapids.He wanted to use the best stained glass, so he went to Munich to personally supervise the production of the windows.He was under strict scrutiny for this because, despite the beautiful windows, many people still have strong feelings about Germany.After all, we just fought a war with them.The window was not as popular as he had originally hoped.On 2008, the windows were damaged in the flood and are being repaired.I think the hardest thing any artist can find is his own signature style.There are so many styles and genres, media and methods of learning, but eventually becoming a student of all makes you a master of "none.Wood tried a lot of styles and none seemed to fit him.He constantly draws and experiments on his own subject matter, and constantly returns to his beloved farm life in Iowa.When he was only about 10 years old, farm life suddenly ended when they moved to the city.This is still a very intrinsic part of his consciousness.It was not until he drew a portrait of his mother holding a cactus and walked into it at the Iowa fair that he began to be noticed.In 1930, the following year, he painted American Gothic and won a $300 prize at the Iowa fair to become national news.American Gothic was supposed to be the work of Grant Wood, who saw and studied all Italian paintings during his European trip.He saw many Gothic cathedrals with curved windows and knew that many farmhouses in his area also had these windows, but did not know their historical significance.He wanted to portray the strength and endurance of the American countryside.Critics, however, saw something else.At first, art critics thought the painting was an irony of depression and parochism.Small Ideas in rural areasAmerican town lifeThe trend at that time was to be more and more critical of the description of rural America.With the arrival of the Great Depression, people began to see it as a portrayal of the firm vanguard spirit of the United States.Some people think this is a reverence and parody for American farmers.Wood has just come to this Gothic Revival-style house and loves the kind of people who live in it.He used his sister as a model for his farm wife and a dentist as a model for farmers.Later, his sister hated the idea that she was a wife and insisted that she should be the daughter of the farm because she felt that she was not big enough to marry an old dentist.Regardless of the intent, the painting, which became famous overnight, elevated Grant Wood from the apparent obscurity to overnight success.He seems to have found his own style.A group of other artists joined him to paint rural landscapes in and around Iowa, and to be called Regional.Depicting farm life in the countryside, seeing green rolling fields filled with corn and grain to feed the United States is ideal for art seekers during the Great Depression.The regional movement lasted only about 10 years and gradually became the next art movement to make money.However, the regional painters did not give up and did not continue to paint in their signature style until they died.Grant Wood received an honorary art degree and teaching position from the College of Wisconsin, Missouri, and the College of Arts at iowa University of Illinois.He travels around, teaches art and guides students.You can call him a handsome guy, but Wood is not.It was during this peak of his career that he met and married Sarah Sherman macson, but the marriage was short --Less than three years later, he divorced.One has to wonder if Sarah looked at him just because of his fame at the time.They have no children.When Wood died, his estate and paintings were given to his sister, nanwood Graham, and when she died, the estate became the property of the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, IowaIt seems appropriate to cultivate and love his country to finally receive his things.Part of one of his paintings is in front of the Iowa District: a school where teachers and students plant trees.Like all famous and iconic Painters and Paintings, American Gothic has been used for advertising and endless irony since it first appeared in the newspaper.No one seems to be immune to sarcasm.Some of the imitation of this painting is a meat cutter, some are just terrible and wrong.But this is personal judgment.
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