Current Location:
Flat File 01 -> Drawer 4 (FF)
Location Notes:
PDC; FF 01, DR 04

“Death on the Ridge Road“ by Grant Wood

Artwork
Identifier:
2011.98.7
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Poster reproduction of original 1935 oil on canvas painting
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 25 in Width: 32 in
Description:
Two cars driving on a country road, the sky is overcast. The black car is sideways on the road ans a red truck is driving towards it.
Historical Context:
Grant Wood was born on February 13, 1891 on his parents' farm four miles east of Anamosa, Iowa, where he spent the first ten years of his life. After his father's death in 1901, he moved to Cedar Rapids with his mother, sister Nan and brother Frank. Even though life on the farm came to an end, the sights, smells and sounds of his country childhood would be preserved forever in the faces and landscapes of his famous paintings.