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February (Horses in Snow)

Photo Credit: Rich Sanders, Des Moines

February (Horses in Snow)

Artist: Grant Wood (American, 1891 - 1942)
Date: 1941
Medium: lithograph on paper
Sheet: 11 7/8 × 15 15/16 in. (30.2 × 40.5 cm.)
Image: 8 7/8 × 11 13/16 in. (22.5 × 30 cm.)
Credit Line: Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Anonymous gift in memory of Mrs. Richard Rollins, 1977.16
Accession number: 1977.16
Classification: print
In Collection(s)
Label TextGrant Wood begain making his lithographs, usually in editions of 250, in 1937. February (Horses in Snow) was completed in 1941, the year before he died. The dark forms of the three horses are silhouetted against the gray sky and the snow-covered hills. The parallel strands of the horses' manes, the blurred edges of their bodies and their featureless heads give the effect of a fiercely blowing wind. Source: Bulletin, May-June, 1987.
InscriptionGrant Wood (L/R pencil)
Exhibition History"Grant Wood Exhibition," Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, Iowa

"Critters," 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.

"Styles of the Times," Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa, January 2 - March 1, 1998
Published ReferencesDMAC NEWS, "Calendar," January-February 1998, p. 8

"Critters" Gallery Guide, Des Moines Art Center
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