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Title: "Family Doctor" Grant Wood, lithograph
Artists: Wood, Grant
Keywords: The Jessie L. Clough Art Memorial for Teaching
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Memphis, Tenn. : Rhodes College Special Collections
Abstract: This lithograph depicts a man's hands holding a stethoscope and thermometer. There is also a clock which face reads "2:57." There is a black frame which sits on a white mat. At the bottom of the image in cursive it reads "Family Doctor to S. De Nitt (?) Clough March the sixteenth of - Grant Wood." On the back towards the bottom left corner is a white square which reads "FAMILY DOCTOR / By GRANT WOOD / Abbott Laboratories take pleasure in presenting with cordial greet- / ings of the season this signed original lithograph by Grant Wood, / executed as a tribute to the skill and artistry of members of the / medical profession. Recognized as one of the foremost of contem- / porary realists, Mr. Wood received his formal education in Cedar / Rapids, Iowa, Chicago, and Paris-with time out for service as a / camouflage artist in the A.E.F. during the First World War. Subse- / quently he returned to his native Iowa and there won international / renown for his originality, brilliant craftsmanship and penetrating / analysis of the American scene. A quiet, modest and scholarly man / whose unassuming mannerand dress belie the artist of Bohemian / tradition, Mr. Wood maintains his studio near the campus of the / State University of Iowa, where he is a professor. Among his best / known works are "American Gothic" and "Woman with Plants." At the back on the bottom is a rectangular white sticker which reads "Alice Bingham Gallery / 2450 Cooper St / MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE 38104 / 901-722-8605." There is also a pocket on the back with an article about Grant Wood, the artist, and the meaning of the lithograph.
Description: This object was photographed and inventoried during summer 2017 by Jane Esklidsen '19 and Reagan Alley '18. It was uploaded to DLynx during fall 2018. Please note that the date issued field refers to the date of the digital object's creation. The temporal coverage field contains date information for the actual physical object, when known.
Appears in Collections:Rhodes College Collection of Artwork and Artifacts

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