Grant Wood – American Gothic Grant Wood’s painting ‘American Gothic’ is a relatively small painting measuring 78 x 65.3 cm. It is an oil painting, painted on Beaver board; a type of fibreboard formed by compressing wood fibre into sheets. Completed in 1930 the painting was inspired by a visit to Eldon in Iowa, USA. […]

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L. S. Lowry’s Early Life Laurence Stephen Lowry was born on the 1st November 1887. He was a big boy, far from the delicate daughter his mother wanted. She showed him little affection. L. S .Lowry was a very shy boy. He once wrote, ‘I have no really happy memories of childhood.’ Lowry was an […]

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Early Life of Indian Artist – M F Husain Indian artist Maqboul Fida Hussain was born on the 17th of September 1915, although some records suggest it was 1913 in Pandharpur in Maharashtra in India. M. F. Husain lost his mother when he was a young boy. Subsequently his paternal grandmother looked after him. Later, […]

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This video covers 10 really amazing facts about the French naïve painter Henri Rousseau. It is aimed at young people and adults interested in art history. Focusing on his jungle paintings, this art video could be a great introduction to an art lesson on mixing different tones of a single colour, e.g. green. Henri Rousseau […]

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