Artist in Overalls: The Life of Grant Wood

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Chronicle Books, 1996 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 56 pages
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The renowned painting American Gothic is famous around the world, but what do we know about the artist? This lively biography follows Grant Wood as he develops from a shy farm boy into a celebrated artist.
This is the first published biography of this American artist specifically geared to young readers. It is complete with an instructional afterword to help young artists learn to draw and a listing of museums where Grant Wood's work can be seen.

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User Review  - TimBazzett - LibraryThing

John Duggleby's ARTIST IN OVERALLS is a quick and useful introduction to the life and work of Iowan Grant Wood. Like most people, I was familiar with Wood's most famous painting, American Gothic. Now ... Read full review

ARTIST IN OVERALLS: The Life of Grant Wood

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The painting American Gothic has become so ubiquitous that children may associate it with cartoons or cereal boxes without realizing its artistic origins. This biography of the painting's creator ... Read full review

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About the author (1996)

John Duggleby was born and raised in the rolling hills of lowa where Grant Wood lived and painted, and he studied journalism at the University of lowa, where Grant Wood taught. John lives with his four year-old daughter, Katie, in McFarland, Wisconsin. This is his fifth book for children.

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