ART GALLERY - Grant Wood
Grant Wood (American Regionalist Painter, 1892-1942) -The Birthplace of HerbertHoover, West Branch, Iowa. Wood's painting of Hoover's birthplace in West Branch, Iowa, is a satirical commentary on American myth-making. The artist represented the place as the tourist attraction it had become rather than as it looked at Hoover's birth in 1874. The small cottage where the president was born attracted many visitors who paid ten cents to tour it.