Medium: Oil on board
Signature: Signed lower left
17.75 in. h. x 20.75 in. w.
23 in. h. x 26 in. w., as framed
Grant Wood, known for his iconic American Regionalist style, began his career travelling to Europe on four separate occasions from 1920 to 1928. He travelled to Paris with his artist friend Marvin Cone in the summer of 1920. Wood stated "I came back [from Paris] with a long red beard, Latin Quarter manners, and proceeded to offend everyone at home. For a while I thought I might try to get along with the folks in Iowa, but I concluded it wasn't worth it and went abroad again." During his second trip to Paris in the summer of 1923, Wood studied at the Académie Julian in Paris where he focused on the nude figure, while also painting scenes of Parisian buildings, monuments, and squares in his spare time. In Latin Quarter, Wood paints a street corner view of the titled Paris arrondissement. In the center of the painting, a produce vendor with a cyan wagon is parked in front of a métro entrance and perhaps the highest point of the Panthéon peeks out behind a building in the right corner.
Type of Work: Paintings