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Grant Wood

USA, 1953 (MIFF 1954, Brush and Chisel)

Director: Mark Sorkin

Among the work of American artists during the past half-century, the paintings of Grant Wood are probably the most familiar and the most popular. Wood brought a lively sense of humour and satire to his canvases, a warm affection for the local landscapes, and the simple farm folk among whom he lived most of. his life. The film shows the work of this self-taught artist, illustrates his techniques and tells something about his life and early training as an artist.

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