Cabin Sign Painted by the Artist Grant Wood

  • $4,600.00


Grant Wood is perhaps best known for his iconic painting American Gothic. His depictions of rural life have become synonymous with that post-impressionist era of Americana. This sign was painted in the early 1930s by Wood for his "Aunt Fran," Francis Prescott, a key patron and promoter of Wood's career. "Willawood" was the name of Aunt Fran's Minnesota cabin, which Wood frequented for vacations and painting excursions. Painted on both sides, it is a miniature replica of the cabin and its surroundings. The sign comes with a letter from Aunt Fran's descendants and photos, attesting to its provenance and authenticity.

Dimensions: 16.75 x 33.5 x 1 in.

Date: c. 1930