American Gothic

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American Gothic

A painting by the twentieth-century American artist Grant Wood. It shows a gaunt farmer and a woman standing in front of a farmhouse; the man holds a pitchfork, and both wear severe expressions.

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American Gothic has been the subject of many parodies on magazine covers and in advertising.
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