Young artist Grant Wood struggled to find his own style, even traveling to Europe to study Impressionism, Cubism, and abstract art. But the rolling farmland and sturdy farming folks of his native Iowa were always in his heart—so he put them on his canvases. With works like the famous American Gothic, Wood became one of the country's most celebrated artists. AMERICAN GOTHIC: THE LIFE OF GRANT WOOD by Susan Wood, illustrated by Ross MacDonald. Coming from Abrams, Fall 2017.
FOLK MAGAZINE IS...We are all about the country, sweet tea, indie music, antiques, roadtrips, small towns, comfort, home, artists, locally grown and locally made, one-of-a-kind art, open spaces, photography, patriotism, simple living.... and the little things.
"Home of Grandma Moses" Home to the famous folk artist, Grandma Moses, this wonderful old house was built in 1830 and still stands today as a reminder of her time spent here. As I stood before her home, known as Mt. Airey, I was in awe, I couldn't help but feel her presence and imagine her going about her daily routine here in this very house.