Born in Anamosa, IA
Iowa Landscape — "The Crik"
Oil on board
12 1/2 x 14 5/8 inches
Purchase, Katharine G. Ordway Fund
A letter from Mrs. Jessup to Wood's sister, Nan Wood Grant, records the circumstances of the painting's creation. Dated February 18, 1924, it was sent in response to Wood's death from pancreatic cancer on Februrary 12 of that year. In it Mrs. Jessup calls the artist a "good friend," and describes the painting.
Myers, Donald. "Grant Wood." In Our Treasures: Highlights from the Minnesota Museum of American Art, edited by Kristin Makholm, 76-77. St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Museum of American Art, 2011.