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Had I not read the author's bio, I would have assumed he was homophobic.
Evans is brilliant in documenting how gender assignments were made to various artistic styles, and how impressionism was considered a "feminine" art form.
The biography, "Grant Wood a Life" by R. Tripp Evans is highly detailed about the public and private life of the famous Iowa artist.
If it were possible for a reviewer to give 0 stars, I would do so. Cold comfort that I checked this out through the library rather than paying for it. Read morePublished 4 months ago by SM
I gave this book to my wife as a present. She's an art teacher and found it interesting. Not my cup of tea...Published 7 months ago by Robert Butterfield
I only wanted the book for genealogy reasons which is good because the author is biased. He believes grant wood was gay but gives no facts to back up the theory.Published 10 months ago by Ottumwa
This is a very good and readable biography of the artist Grant Wood. Tripp brings Wood and his times back to life and helps us relate well to both. I've enjoyed it very much!Published 14 months ago by kip
Very enjoyable, well-written book. It does seem to swing a bit political at times but it seems to be well-researched and written by a respectable author. Read morePublished on February 15, 2012 by Trav
I am a fan of Grant Wood's art and was looking forward to reading this book, but was unable to finish it. Read morePublished on July 29, 2011 by Carl E. Johnson Jr.
This book was a delightful surprise! I am neither artist nor historian, and yet I found this account of this talented, troubled and trapped American artist to be fascinating. Read morePublished on June 6, 2011 by Susan Jane McCulley (email@example.com)
This is an exceedingly dull book -- not sure if that is because Wood was a dull man or Evans' writing is just too laboriously detailed. Read morePublished on May 30, 2011 by J. Smallridge