Largest Grant Wood Murals


Southeast corner of Parks Library

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"Grant Wood's largest murals are located in Iowa State's Parks Library. Wood, best known for his painting American Gothic that depicts a stoic farm couple, was commissioned by Iowa State in the 1930s to design Breaking the Prairie Sod and When Tillage Begins. A native Iowan, Wood is considered a leading exponent of American Regionalist art."