Grant Wood was born on a farm in Iowa on February 13, 1891.
Wood's rural upbringing influenced his work and helped to define his style throughout his career.
Wood helped to usher in depression-era Regionalism, believing an artist should paint what is around him, what he knows and what he sees.
The majority of Wood's paintings were of mid-western landscapes, the people who inhabited the mid-west, and the activities in which those people engaged.
American Gothic (We all recognize that one!) is Wood's best known painting.
It hangs in The Art Institute of Chicago.
Grant Wood's landscapes often included rolling hills, "popcorn" trees and tiny houses.
Young Corn, painted in 1931, was used as the basis for today's tablescape.
Brio train accessories, green pompoms and short pieces of bamboo skewers are set atop
a small hill (constructed of crumbled grocery bags covered with glue-soaked paper towels).
Dinner plates, rimmed with a basket weave, continue the rural theme.
I plan to link to:
Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday and
. . . off on my tangent . . . for Alphabe-Thursday's Letter R. (Regionalism)
Dinner plates: Home (only marking), Yard Sale
Small salad/butter plate: Sandalwood, coupe, Heathware
Small green bowls: Michael's
Flatware: Hammered pattern, Pottery Barn
Large green goblets: Thrift Shop
Small clear goblets: Libbey's, Target
Artist easels: Aaron Bros.