Nan Wood Graham

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Nan Wood Graham
Grant Wood - American Gothic - Google Art Project.jpg
American Gothic
Born Nan Wood Graham
(1899-07-26)July 26, 1899
Anamosa, Iowa, United States
Died December 14, 1990(1990-12-14) (aged 91)
Menlo Park, California, United States
Occupation Artists' model, historian
Relatives Grant Wood (brother)

Nan Wood Graham (July 26, 1899 – December 14, 1990) was the sister of painter Grant Wood.[1] She is best known as the model for the woman in her brother's most famous painting, American Gothic.[1] She married Edward Graham, a real estate investor;[1] and spent the rest of her life as a historian for her brother's work. She died at a nursing home at the age of 91.[1]


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