Today's portrait, by Gary Kelley, is of American painter Grant Wood. Wood is probably most famous for the painting American Gothic—you know, the one with the pitchfork? Went a little something like this?
A proud Iowan, Wood was at his best depicting iconic scenes of rural life.
Interestingly enough he also started an artists colony in Stone City during the Great Depression. Its participants slept in out-of-use ice carts by night and painted the Iowa landscape by day.
You can see more of Grant Wood's paintings on The Stone City website.