American Gothic A Life of America"s Most Famous Painting by Steven Biel

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American Gothic was almost sent back to Grant Wood after he submitted it inthe paint still wet, to the Art Institute of Chicago’s annual exhibition of American paintings and ekodeniz.comed from the reject pile by a trustee, it won $ and a bronze Steven Biel.

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Like the Mona Lisa, it remains an enigmatic composition, but one which has become an icon of American art of the 20th century as well as one of the greatest paintings of Midwest Americana.

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