Reflections of Iowa

Statue Name: Reflections of Iowa

Sponsor:Guaranty Bank & Trust

Artists: Brian Parr

Location: Inside of Guaranty Bank & Trust, 302 3rd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Seeking a model for the male in American Gothic, Grant Wood asked a favor of his dentist, 62-year-old Dr. Byron McKeeby. McKeeby’s dental office was located in the Guaranty Bank Building in downtown Cedar Rapids. Wood was known to love sugar and even said to put it on lettuce. He likely made numerous trips to see his dentist!

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