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iconnumber posted 03-13-2018 12:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Polly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I saw the Grant Wood exhibit at the Whitney in NYC yesterday. I found his paintings beautiful and moving. And I was fascinated to learn that he was an accomplished silversmith and metalworker! The first room includes a pitcher, teapot, and other silver he made working for the Kalo Shop at the beginning of his career.

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iconnumber posted 03-13-2018 01:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for June Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, Polly, for this post. I didn't know about Grant Wood's start with Kalo. I read the blurb at the Whitney website about the decorative arts part of the exhibit and it sounds like he never gave up his love for Arts and Crafts. He apparently opened the Volund Craft Shop with fellow craftsmen in 1914 & received recognition from the Chicago Art Institute for his jewelry and metalwork. The shop though was shortlived and he closed it in 1916 and moved to Cedar Rapids to take up his painting although he did continue to work in decorative arts. I'd love to see some more examples of his decorative arts work.

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iconnumber posted 03-13-2018 05:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Polly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
His craftsmanship and interest in precision show up in his paintings, which explore textures and angles in a complex and fascinating way. I loved the exhibition. Well worth a visit!

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