American Gothic, the models.

HS: Painting or Drawing Lesson Students choose family member to do a portrait of and create a background that represents who they are. The actual models for American Gothic [a father & daughter].

The real couple from the "American Gothic"     In 1930, Iowa artist Grant Wood painted American Gothic. The models he used for the painting were his sister Nan Wood Graham and his dentist, Byron McKeeby. Here they are next to the painting.

Grant Wood’s American Gothic. The models are Grant Woods sister and dentist…. Wallpaper and background photos of Grant Wood’s American Gothic and the couple that posed for the painting for fans of Fine Art images.

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