Sponsor: Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust
Artists: Todd Sabin
Location: Inside of Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust, 500 1st Ave NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
American Gothic made Grant Wood famous. Before this breakthrough, Wood was an unknown 39-year-old aspiring artist, living in the attic of a funeral-home carriage house, within several blocks of Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust, that he shared with his mother and sister. Although he was toiling in obscurity, artistic training in Europe had taught Wood techniques that led to his big break.