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Tree Planting Group

Photo Credit: Rich Sanders, Des Moines

Tree Planting Group

Artist: Grant Wood (American, 1891 - 1942)
Date: 1937
Medium: lithograph on paper
Sheet: 11 3/4 x 15 7/8 in. (29.8 x 40.3 cm.)
Image: 8 1/2 x 10 7/8 in. (21.6 x 27.6 cm.)
Credit Line: Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Purchased with funds from Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Levine, 1978.3
Accession number: 1978.3
Classification: print
Label TextGrant Wood began making his lithographs, usually in editions of 250, in 1937. Tree Planting Group was one of five prints which he produced that year. Except for a few very minor details, the lithograph is practically identical to a larger drawing done four years earlier. Source: Bulletin, May-June, 1978.
SignedGrant Wood - 1937 (l/r in pencil)
InscriptionTree Planting Group (l/l in pencil)
Exhibition History"Grant Wood Exhibition," Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, Iowa

"Allegories of Consciousness: Perfection in Printmaking Since the Renaissance," Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA

"Realist Vision, Realist Tradition: Fifty Years of American Prints, 1900-1950," Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA

"Grant Wood and William Palmer," Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA, June 23, 1996 - September 8, 1996.
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