Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Wordless 32


After his service in the Army this painter was true to his region. Who was this American artist?

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21 comments:

Tricotine said...

I don't know american painters, but that painting reminds of Van Gogh the Great! :-)

Happy WW!

CableGirl said...

I was thinking the same thing as the PP. I thought it was Van Gogh too. Who is it? Now I'm curious.

Comedy + said...

Beautiful. What a great addition. Have a great WW. :)

tegdirb92 said...

looks like a van gogh to me!! Happy WW.

EHT said...

This painting has been compared to Van Gogh, but it is someone much differnt. He certainly wasn't as tortured as Van Gogh was and my painter experienced his success during his life.

Sue said...

You have got me stumped???

Happy WW :)

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Don't know any American painter too, but that painting is sure beautiful.
Mine is up too.

JennieBoo said...

Not a clue...but I love the pic!

Thank you for sharing.

Happy WW!

Sandy Carlson said...

Zinnia's doing the VanGogh's Sunflowers thing. Beautiful. Just stunning.

EHT said...

This painting departs heavily from his normal style.

Lori said...

Im terrible at this kind of stuff but its a great pic:)

Mrs Wibbs said...

Lovely colours in this painting. Unfortunately I'm sorry to say I'm quite ignorant (well, very, actually...) when it comes to American art but I think it's beautiful. And it does strongly remind me of Van Gogh!
Thanks for dropping by :o)

Kymberlyn said...

Van Gogh is who first comes to mind. This is going to drive me crazy.

Brian said...

I haven't a clue and I'm not going to search because that's cheating. ;)

Thanks for stretching my brain.

Sabrina said...

Like everyone else I think it looks like a Van Gogh. Don't keep us in suspense, who is it ? I'm not above cheating, so I may do a search. LOL, but I won't share if I find it.

EHT said...

Brian...Sabrina...search away. It's ok. You'll learn something along the way.

Here are the hints I've given so far...this painter served in the Army during WWI. When he painted this week's mystery image it was a great departure from his normal style...a style you would immediately recognize as one of his paintings is an "American" icon. He was also from the Midwest and liked to wear overalls.

Sherry said...

I've never heard of him or seen the painting before, but I really like it. Thanks for sharing it.

Eric said...

Grant Wood?

Researching and searching isn't cheating. It's using the tools you've been provided to find the answer.

Eric said...

Yeap, Grant Wood. Entitled Calendulas and painted in 1929

It is a oil on composition board and measures 17 1/2 x 20 in.

That was a tough one EHT. The overalls gave it away though.

I didn't know he was a former army vet! I knew I liked him for a reason!

EHT said...

Eric, you are correct. The painting is indeed "Calendulas" and is by the same painter who gave us "American Gothic".

Scroll down and read my post from Monday regarding dazzle painting. Grant Wood was one of those WWI painters who create some camouflage for the U.S. Army.

I'll be writing more about Mr. Wood by the end of the week including how I utilize him and his works in my classroom.

Melanie said...

What a beautiful painting. I would have had no idea who painted it, so I'm glad I stopped by after the answer was posted!