GRANT WOOD (AMERICAN 1891-1942). THE RADICAL, 1936.

Est. $90,000-$150,000
Sold: $284,800 ($240,000)

Originally drawn as an illustration of the character Miles Bjornstrom, the "Red Swede," for a special edition of Sinclair Lewis’ "Main Street" published in 1937. After completing this drawing, Wood revised his concept for the character, producing a less compassionate portrait of Bjornstrom, which was the version ultimately published. Graphite, colored pencil, chalk and ink on brown paper, 20 ¼ x 15 ¾ inches, sight. Signed and dated "Grant Wood – 1936

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