1930: The models for American Gothic Chris July 9, 2012 1930-1939, Art & design 3 CommentsFavourited 1640 times Add to favourites “American Gothic is a painting by Grant Wood. The figures were modeled by the artist’s dentist and sister.” - Wikipedia 3 Responses carlo garzia July 9, 2012 very important site for modern iconography Reply Alias Geckho July 9, 2012 I understand that the Wood family has made a fortune suing people for copyright infringement over using variations of “American Gothic” Reply Teresa Stokes July 11, 2012 My cousin, R. Tripp Evans, wrote the biography of Grant Wood: “Grant Wood A Life” (published October 2010 by Alfred A. Knopf. I highly recommend it! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.