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Grant Wood letter to Edward B. Rowan, 1934 Feb. 6

Wood, Grant, 1891-1942


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Title: Grant Wood letter to Edward B. Rowan

Date: 1934 Feb. 6

Physical Details: Letter : 2 p. : typescript ; 27 x 21 cm.

Description: Wood comments happily on the continuation of the Civil Works Administration (a later name for the Public Works of Art Project) and offers his services to continue as a state head for the project, he also recommends Elizabeth Olds for another position; he discusses some visitors, an article from the Des Moines register on Iowa artists, and the controversy over his painting Daughters of Revolution.

Referring to the Baltimore chapter of the DAR who suspect he is a communist, he signs the letter "Grant 'Red' Wood."

He also includes a limerick as a postscript.

Creator: Wood, Grant, 1891-1942

Forms part of: Edward Beatty Rowan papers, 1929-1946

Rights Statement: Current copyright status is undetermined

Citation Information: Grant Wood. Grant Wood letter to Edward B. Rowan, 1934 Feb. 6. Edward Beatty Rowan papers, 1929-1946. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Digital ID: 13878