Sunday, January 3, 2010

"Woman With Plants"

This vintage 'gelatone', is in my house... I love Grant Wood's paintings... I love gelatones... It was a process, that held the color, better than a 'print'... I had it at my sale, many years ago, and it had gotten some dirt, under the glass, so John tore it apart, to find all sorts of handwriting, in pencil... It originally had been in the University of Iowa,{ in the late 30's and early 40's} and the writing said, "approved, Grant Wood", along with the title, in pencil... Grant Wood worked at the University, at that time, wouldn't it be cool, if it is his handwriting, and his approval... I don't know how to authenticate it, but who cares... I love it! Barb C. Grant Wood's wonderful paintings were created here, in Cedar Rapids, and all over Jones County, that is next to Linn County, where I live... His artwork is a beautiful portrayal of Iowa....

1 comment:

Julie said...

Oooh, I love Woman with Plant, saw the original when it was on tour at CR Museum, but my fave is "The Appraisal" with the rich woman and the farm woman holding the chicken. You are SO lucky! What a great treasure! Love it!
Happy New Year,
Julie