Farmer and daughter

This farmer and his spinster daughter are the characters of the well-known painting American Gothic by Grant Wood.

It is one of the few paintings to reach the status of cultural icon, along with Leonardo da Vinci´s Mona Lisa and Edvard Munch´s The Scream.

Pic taken in Chicago, IL.

Johnson, an octogenarian, placed this couple “standing stoically with suitcases at their feet, as if they were merely stopping through Chicago en route back to the farm.”




2 comments on “Farmer and daughter”

  1. still kind of creepy though…

    • For sure. We have a reproduction of American Gothic which my husband likes (I don´t much), and his grandchildren always make comments about the expression on their faces.

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