Lecture: Grant Wood, His Father’s Triumphant Son

May 12, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Sue Taylor, Ph.D., Professor Emerita of Art History, Portland State University
Kathryn Zerbe, M.D., Affiliate Professor of Psychiatry, Oregon Health and Science University; Faculty, Oregon Psychoanalytic Center

The subject of a major retrospective exhibition at the Whitney Museum last year, Grant Wood (1891-1942) has recently emerged as a particularly complex figure in 20th-century American art. His endlessly parodied American Gothic (1930) is only the best known among a number of strange pictures by this talented and sometimes emotionally alienated Midwestern Regionalist. With the publication of her new monograph, Grant Wood’s Secrets (2019), art historian Sue Taylor joins psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Kathryn Zerbe to discuss fascinating but little known aspects of Wood’s life and art.

Presented in partnership with the Oregon Psychoanalytic Center, the European and American Art Council, and the Graphic Arts Council

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Grant Wood, Family Doctor, 1941
Grant Wood, Family Doctor, 1941, lithograph on Rives BFK paper, Gift of Julia Bernard, 87.37