On View

View from Ellis Park, 1st Fairway

Photo Credit: Rich Sanders, Des Moines

View from Ellis Park, 1st Fairway

Artist: Grant Wood (American, 1891 - 1942)
Date: 1919
Medium: oil on board
Dimensions:
Overall: 11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm.)
Credit Line: Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Gift of Betty R. Morris, 1998.49
Accession number: 1998.49
Classification: painting
In Collection(s)
Label TextDated 1919, this small oil is from very early in Wood's career, not long after his return to Iowa following service in the Army during World War I. It is painted in the loose, Impressionistic manner that he used until the late 1920s when he changed to his folk-like style of precise line and clear contained color. Source: News, January February 1999.
Inscriptioninsc, signed and dated: View from Ellis Park 1st Fairway | Cedar Rapids Ia | By Grant Wood | 1919 | Mr. Heavermann (verso)
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