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    Posted 8 months ago

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    This my 1930's regionalist oil on canvass board it is unsigned and not finished as you can see in the women's faces and parts of the arm I have tried to do some research the frame is original to the painting and is from the south west US and believe to be in the circle of grant wood

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    1. kwqd kwqd, 8 months ago
      Really nice. Perhaps, more in the style of, as opposed to in the circle of Grant Wood, unless there is some link to Iowa. I live about 90 minutes from the Figge Museum in Davenport, IA and they have a nice selection of Wood's work. Makes me want to do a road trip....
    2. paulsfam4, 8 months ago
      Yes I actually got a response from an expert on the artist and he said I would needto get into The Grant Wood Collection archive at the Figge Art Museum to look for a sketch of a similar design. This was the email I received rom Donald Pittenger "While your painting has the "look" of a Wood, there is no reason why another artist might not have tried doing something in that style. Therefore, you should try to track down someone with great, detailed knowledge of Wood's drawings (did he ever draw a scene like that?), the materials he used (type of canvas, preferred basic palette, etc.). Those sorts of things would help nail down the authenticity."
    3. kwqd kwqd, 8 months ago
      You could probably just send some good images of your painting to the Figge and see if someone will help you out. They may be looking for things to do during the Pandemic. Or, you could give them a call and see what they would do for you. I imagine the collection is pretty well organized and documented so it wouldn't be too difficult to do a search. It is probably all digitized....

      I have a couple of paintings in the same style, myself, but luckily signed.....

      If it is done by student or collaborator of Wood's, meaning someone with a direct connection to Wood, then they may have used different paints, etc., so searching the Figge collection might not be of any help at all...

      I have several paintings that fall into that category by students or collaborators of well known artists, same style, same subject matter, etc., but they used different materials, paints, etc. Luckily, their collaborations with the artists are well documented...

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