Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Grant Woods Meets Henry Eyring

Grant Wood’s painting, American Gothic, gained him acclaim in 1930. It has been used and abused over the years by political cartoonists taking advantage of the icon embedded in our minds of how middle America is perceived.

I had a different thought pop into my nearly vacant mind, a wry smile formed as I noted the similarities, the painter’s dentist dressed up as an Iowa farmer with Henry B. Eyring, a member of the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Who knows, maybe they were related, cousins or something?

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