One of the greatest American painters. His most outstanding work is the American Gothic painting. In his art, he combined the threads of Anglo-Saxon Gothicism with provincial Primitivism. He founded a colony of artists in Iowa, where he lived all his life.
Bro. Grant Wood was at labor in Mount Hermon Lodge 263 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. “The First Three Degrees of Freemasonry” is his only known Masonic-themed painting (the source: The Magpie Mason).