Fall Plowing

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Fall Plowing
Grant Wood - Fall Plowing.jpg
ArtistGrant Wood
MediumOil on canvas
LocationViola, Iowa, USA

Fall Plowing is a 1931 oil painting by Grant Wood depicting a plowed field in his home state of Iowa. It pays homage to the recently developed walking plough and steel plowshare commonly used by farmers in the Midwestern United States during this time.[1] It emphasizes the important role that new technologies played on the development of prairie land into workable farmland.[2] The area is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[3]


  1. ^ "Background Reading for Presenters: Grant Wood, Fall Plowing" (PDF). Buchanan Center for the Arts. Retrieved 2019-03-12.
  2. ^ "Fall Plowing". Picturing the Americas. Retrieved 2019-03-12.
  3. ^ "Iowa - Linn County". American Dreams, Inc. Retrieved 2019-03-12.